Drones of the future


Although drones have become ubiquitous and are on everybody's lips, there is hardly any topic that has been discussed so controversially. The drones' indisputable advantages and the large variety of applications are frequently ignored by the critical voices heard.

Thanks to the commitment of  UAV DACH e.V., the association for unmanned aerial vehicles,  it is now much easier to develop an appropriate framework for a favorable development of the UAS industry in the future – the requirement is no longer "either/or", but "as well as". With the UAS EXPO special exhibition, drones also have an established platform at AERO Friedrichshafen. Manned and unmanned aerial vehicles are complementary and presented side by side, thus giving a perfect picture of today's general aviation market.

Extensive media support by the Drohnenmagazin and a large variety of supporting events will add even more power to the UAS EXPO: During the UAV DACH User Conference, for example, renowned speakers will address and discuss development and legislation aspects as well as certification regulations for drones. At the AERODrones symposium, experts will meet to discuss current and future uses of drones. As part of the event, drones were used in a firefighting exercise on Lake Constance at AERO 2017. The 2018 AERODrones will particularly focus on " Drone usage in agriculture and forestry". More details will be available here from November 2017.

Exhibitors participating in AERODrones will be presenting the current state of technical development and specific applications of civil unmanned aerial systems. An adjoining indoor flying display area will allow them to directly demonstrate the operational capabilities of their systems.

FPV Drone Racing will, once again, have a platform in Hall A1: Top pilots will compete in spectacular indoor races. Interested visitors are invited to perform first drone flight exercises and find out more about unmanned and manned aviation. Many holders of a private pilot license started by flying model planes or drones.

Messe Friedrichshafen is pleased to once again host the UAV DACH User Conference at AERO 2018.

Agenda 45th UAV DACH-Conference (2017)



Rothaus hall / A1

Wednesday April 5, 2017
13:00 – 13:15 Yuneec
15:00 – 15:15 rOsewhite Multicopters

Thursday April 6, 2017
13:00 – 13:15 Yuneec
13:30 – 14:00 rOsewhite Multicopters

Friday April 7, 2017
10:00 - 18:00 Show flights FPV Racing
12:45 – 13:00 Yuneec
13:00 – 13:15 rOsewhite Multikopters

Saturday April 8, 2017
10:00 - 17:00 Show flights FPV Racing
12:15 – 12:30 rOsewhite Multikopters
12:45 – 13:00 Yuneec

 Smart Bird, airstage by Effekt-Technik GmbH
Foyer West 10 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 12 a.m. / 02 p.m.  / 03 p.m.  / 04 p.m.  / 05 p.m.

Drohne Champions League     FPV Racing organized by Drohne Champions League

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