Our Mission

The Coalition of UAS Professionals is a non-profit organization dedicated to the safe and professional advancement of the unmanned aerial systems (drone) industry. Through a combination of educational programs, public outreach, and member support, the Coalition strives to provide resources and expertise that will facilitate the successful growth of unmanned aerial robotics. The organization has more than 500 members representing all 50 states and 14 countries internationally. The diverse composition of our membership is a distinct asset providing a breadth of perspectives and insight.  Examples of current members include: individual pilots, startups, legal firms, public safety groups, search and rescue teams, as well as established commercial enterprises. Safety through education is our motto, and we welcome anyone interested in the burgeoning drone industry.

Primed for dramatic growth, much of the multi-billion dollar UAS market will be driven by small to mid-sized organizations. To help these businesses excel in the quickly evolving unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) arena, the Coalition provides a suite of free tools and resources, a forum to share best practices and seek advice, as well as access to industry leaders and expertise. 

The ability to stay up-to-date on rules, regulations and bills that affect the UAS industry is a key component to their safe and successful implementation into our society. We provide a way to easily keep current and knowledgeable about pending and enacted UAS legislation, along with the regulations that these new laws create. In addition to daily legislative updates at both the state and federal levels, we conduct quarterly surveys to gain perspective about what’s top of mind with small UAS operators, businesses and key industry stakeholders.

Safe, legal, responsible flying is the only way the UAS industry will be able to realize its tremendous potential. Adhering to best practices, continuing education, and a community-based set of safety guidelines signifies to both the general public and clients that Coalition operators are acting as ambassadors to the industry.

Safety through education is our motto not simply because it's the right thing to do, but because the prosperous viability of our industry depends on each and every pilot operating at the pinnacle of safety and professionalism. Only by working together collectively for the overall good of the burgeoning UAS industry will we be able to ensure its long-term success.

Join today and collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations striving to provide the best that UAS can offer.

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