UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ScanEagle2 Quad Drone Honeycomb Drone
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 package delivery.

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
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 and pilots.        

Oregon UAS  
ORAVI member Oregon UAS offers 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



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