DENVER–The Coalition of UAS Professionals (UAS Coalition) was founded to serve as the voice of small business within the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. Primed for dramatic growth, much of the multi-billion dollar UAS market will be driven by small to mid-sized organizations.
The UAS Coalition provides a suite of free tools to help these burgeoning companies excel in the quickly evolving unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) arena. In addition, the 501(c)3 non-profit provides members a venue to discuss developments that specifically impact growing businesses, as well as a means to work collectively for the overall good of the UAS industry.
“The ability to stay up-to-date on rules, regulations and bills that affect the UAS industry will be essential as this market matures”
UAS Coalition resources include legislative/regulatory tracking (state and federal levels), small business support, continuing education, and a repository of white papers from subject matter experts and market leaders (e.g. How to obtain the best UAV insurance, Marketing your UAS company in a digital world, FAA 333 exemption trends, etc.). Online forums allow members to share best practices, experience, and new ideas for the good of the industry. To help direct its efforts, the UAS Coalition conducts quarterly surveys to gain perspective about what’s top of mind with UAS operators, businesses and key industry stakeholders. Finally, the UAS Coalition works proactively to help manage the public image of “drones” onto the good work being accomplished around the country.
“The ability to stay up-to-date on rules, regulations and bills that affect the UAS industry will be essential as this market matures,” said UAS Coalition Executive Director Nathan Ruff. “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. Our members are recognized as operating at the pinnacle of professionalism through safe, legal, and responsible flying, which is the only way the UAS industry will be able to realize its tremendous potential.”
UAS Coalition members represent commercial operators from a wide range of industries, such as GIS, precision agriculture, forensic aerial investigation, oil & gas, mining, emergency services, real estate, wildlife management, cinematography, and more.
The UAS Coalition will make its national debut in conjunction with the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas October 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace. Join today: http://uascoalition.org/contact/