Several business and engineering students at Alfred University were enthused about the possibilities of commercial applications of drones.  They started a drone club, with developing entrepreneurship as one objective.

In order to comply with FAA requirements, they needed a licensed drone pilot to supervise any commercial activity.   Given my flight line operations background from early Air Force days, I volunteered to be a club adviser.  After studying, I earned my Unmanned Aerial Systems (drone or UAS) pilot’s license.

Our fleet includes two DJI Inspire 1s, a Phantom 4 Pro, a Phantom 3 Pro, three Syma trainers, two flight simulators, and two donated small drones.

Here are two pictures taken from Merrill Field in September ’17 when we had a Fly-In.