UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
UAS - Unmanned Aircraft Systems has become the standard name
for Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The
Federal Aviation Administration recognizes them in several
categories, from tiny quad drones to large winged planes.
Drones became well known as military devices in the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars and as hobby devices used similar to
radio controlled aircraft.
The current drone growth
is in the commercial use for precision agriculture, fire
surveillance, real estate, aerial photography, construction,
law enforcement, search and rescue assistance and eventually
ORAVI works closely with regional and national
organizations that support Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The industry's leading national organization
is the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International AUVSI and Oregon and Washington are served by
the AUVSI Cascade chapter that is affiliated with ORAVI. Additional information is at
SOAR Oregon is an organization that supports economic
development for the
Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry in Oregon and is responsible for
the three Oregon Test Ranges based at Tillamook, Warm
Springs and Pendleton.
ORAVI shares memberships with
SOAR and works closely with them
in holding joint meetings and encouraging the dynamic growth
of the UAS industry in our state.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association (AOPA) is a national organization that has
been supporting private and commercial pilots and the
general aviation industry since 1939. In early 2017 AOPA expanded their membership to include drone pilots and to offer
support for this high growth segment of the general aviation market. ORAVI and AOPA share memberships
and provide mutual support for both manned and unmanned aircraft
ORAVI member Oregon UAS
Small Unmanned Aircraft
Remote Pilot training for pilots who want to add UAS
to their pilot certificate and for new potential UAS pilots.
Their next course is in Vancouver WA March 23, 2017