FAA Western Pacific Region, FAA UAS integration office and the Navajo Nation DOT

Droning On! Navajo Nation

Droning On! Navajo Nation

Presented by: FAA Western Pacific Region, FAA UAS integration office and the Navajo Nation DOT

Date: September 25-27, 2023

Location: Navajo Nation Division of Transportation Building, Mentmore, New Mexico

Join Darling Geomatics and the FAA to learn about drones at the Navajo Nation!

Hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Western Pacific Region, FAA UAS Integration office and the Navajo Nation DOT.

Through a series of panel discussions, lectures and demonstrations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will showcase the societal, economic and educational benefits of drones at the Navajo Nation DOT located on the Arizona / New Mexico border.

Presenters include Rich and Mary Darling from Darling Geomatics, who plan to share their drone experiences working on construction projects with the Tohono O'Odham Nation, their drone curricula contributions with JTED, and as time allows, participate in a drone demo on the last day.

Perfect for emergency responders, local government, educators and students, admission to the event is free and attendees can purchase lunch while on site. Drone demonstrations are planned for each day!

► For more information or to reserve your spot to attend, visit the website.


Monday, September 25: Public Service Day

  • Public Safety Training
  • Panels on Rules and Regulations
  • Government best practices and resources

Tuesday, September 26: Drone Educator Day

  • Learn about K-12 and post-secondary schools with UAS programs
  • Information on careers with drones
  • Tools for educators

Wednesday, September 27: Drone Education Fun Day

  • Fly a drone!
  • Drone simulators
  • Racing
  • Hands-on activities




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