Nonprofit, with Mission of Providing Education and Resources to Industry Leaders, Makes its National Debut at Commercial UAV Expo in early October

October 1, 2015 - Denver, CO - 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 online tools to help these burgeoning companies excel in the quickly evolving 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. UAS Coalition resources include legislative/regulatory tracking (at both 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.). In addition, the UAS Coalition has a number of online discussion forums to 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/surveying and mapping, precision agriculture, forensic aerial imaging and investigation, oil and gas, mining, emergency services, commercial/residential real estate, utilities, wildlife management and protection, 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. Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America. “We are pleased to have the support of the Coalition of UAS Professionals for the launch of Commercial UAV Expo,” said Lee Corkhill, spokesperson from the Commercial UAV Expo. “Both of our organizations share similar goals realizing the importance of education and networking to the success of the burgeoning commercial UAS market. We are looking forward to working together to make this industry as successful as possible. ” UAS Coalition will have an exhibitor booth at UAV Expo, and representatives will be available to provide additional information, answer questions and supply immediate membership credentials.Media Contacts:Nathan Ruff Executive Director, Coalition of UAS Professionals #617-905-2220 Debbie Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Petersen Communications #303-669-5323 Website: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Twitter: @uascoalition