Come join us for a Bay Area UAV fly-in! [UPDATE: Postponed!]

Jeff Johnson and I are speaking about amateur UAVs and imaging/mapping at the WHERE 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley on May 12-14, and we thought it would be fun to have a UAV fly-in beforehand.

[UPDATE: this has been postponed. See this post for more]

I've got an airfield available at the former Alameda Naval Air Station nearly Oakland (right across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco) and could fly on the afternoons of Sunday, May 11th or Monday, May 12. Standard safety rules apply, but we'd love to have any DIYDrones friends join us. After-flying drinks are on me!

If you're in the Bay Area and would like to fly, watch or just hang out, please leave your name and preferred date in the comments below.

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Comment by Jack Crossfire on April 24, 2008 at 4:20am
Could probably go on the 11th. Monday is a work day. Would be a good test for high wind.
Comment by Scott James on April 24, 2008 at 6:38am
I'll come to the next one you have in Melbourne, Australia!!

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Comment by crystal garris on April 24, 2008 at 7:09am
im going to try to show up ,should have my new system up and running by then
Comment by Jeffrey Johnson on April 24, 2008 at 8:49am
Cya all there!

Also, anyone in this group is welcome to join me for a presentation at the Googleplex during WhereCamp the following weekend ... http://wherecamp.pbwiki.com/WhereCamp2008 ... This is a BarCamp style get together, so no hard and fast schedules, just show up and present.
Comment by Patrick Egan on April 24, 2008 at 10:32am
I’ve got a lot on the plate but we’ll see…
Comment by T-Rex on April 24, 2008 at 7:23pm
I would come on Sunday for watching/hang out time. I'd like to meet others in the area who share this interest and see their designs in action. I do not have a drone ready yet, just enjoying the art of flying and landing manually at this time.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on April 24, 2008 at 9:45pm
Okay, it's looking like Sunday, may 11th is going to be the day. We'll probably meet around 2:00. Exact place and time at the Alameda TBA here as the day approaches.

100KM
Comment by crystal garris on May 5, 2008 at 7:01pm
ok guys got my AP tested today just in time for a road trip to cali !!
Comment by Kent K Barnes on May 7, 2008 at 5:32pm
I like to watch....
Sunday?

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on May 7, 2008 at 7:38pm
In case anyone missed the notice, this has been postponed due to me being an idiot and not realizing that it's Mother's Day. I'm brave, but not THAT brave.

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