Welcome to UAViators

UAViators (pronounced You-Aviators)

Our Mission is to bridge humanitarian and UAV communities internationally. We do this by supporting a global volunteer network of professional, civilian and responsible hobbyist UAV pilots who facilitate information sharing, coordination and operational safety in support of a broad range of humanitarian efforts. We also want to be pro-active in educating new civilian pilots rather than wait for mistakes to be made. Our objectives are thus four-fold: provide coordination support, facilitate information sharing, enable safe UAV operations and establish clear standards for humanitarian use. Our proposed strategy for 2014-2015 is available here.

To get started:

  1. Please sign up (the private site has member-only features).
  2. Complete your profile and click here to make the most of your membership.
  3. Join ongoing conversations by adding yourself to the List-Serve.
  4. Read the Code of Conduct.

Problems signing in? Please contact Patrick Meier.

Global Forum

Join Matternet! Let's change the world.

At Matternet we are creating the next paradigm of transportation using networks of small flying vehicles. We aim to impact millions of lives and empower individuals by bringing access to goods. Our company is at a critical moment of product development and we’re looking for the most creative minds in technology to build the company that will define this decade.  If you are exceptionally good at what you do and are passionate about changing the world get in touch (careers@matternet.us) and more…

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Operational Check-List

A draft Operational Check-List for flying UAVs in humanitarian settings is now available under the Docs tab: http://UAViators.org/docs We welcome your feedback and comments in order to improve the document further, thank you.

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UAV Courses/Training

A place to share information on UAV Courses/Training. I will add links you post below to this list: Free Online Class on 'Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots' https://www.edx.org/course/tumx/tumx-autonavx-autonomous-navigation-1658#.U0HY5q2SwsY

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