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
We conducted a joint conference
to promote the industry in Oregon and are
involved with the leading organizations that at
are promoting the industry.
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
ORAVI serves on the Cascade chapter board and attends the
annual AUVSI conference
The three Oregon UAS test ranges support
development for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry in
Oregon based at Tillamook, Warm
Springs and Pendleton.
ORAVI works closely with
the test ranges to encourage the dynamic growth
of the UAS industry in our state. We also participate
in State Department of Aviation drone initiatives and in the
Oregon UAS Legislative Workgroup.