Search and rescue training Utilizing Drone Technology

This class is geared to EMS, Fire Fighters, State Police and First Responders.  Pre- Registration is $25.00 through March 15th.
$50.00 on-site registration after March 15th date.  Register soon, space is limited!

Location: HCTC and USA Drone Port          
Search and Rescue Registration
Meet our Search and Rescue Instructors and Speakers
Hotel Accommodations
Events for the family

FRIDAY 6:00pm—10:00pm

Choose from the following classes; 

  • ATV Safety
  • Utilization of Drones in SAR; Intro to Drones, Mission Prep, Command Post

SATURDAY 8:00am—12:00pm 

  • ATV Safety
  • Utilization of Drones in SAR;
  • Intro to Drones,
  • Mission planning
  • Site Preparation
  • Command Post
  • SAR Flight Plans and Patterns

11:00 Round Table Discussion—JCC Building Training Center
Hear from experts across the nation regarding Unmanned Systems;
Stewart Ditto, Kentucky Aerospace Industry Consortium
Bart Massey, Executive Director USA Drone Port
Todd Block, Kentucky Department of Aviation
Glenn Anderson, Kentucky Department of Aviation
Rick Lusk, Founder and Director of UAS Research Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chris Stiles, CEO Unmanned Services Inc.,
Don Shaw, CEO Unmanned Tactics
Dr. Jennifer Lindon, President HCTC--Moderator

SATURDAY 1:00pm—4:00pm

Choose from the following classes; 

  • Search and Rescue Demonstration
  • Lost Hiker 
  • Injured Hunter 
  • Drone demonstrations from New Untested, SAR and Payload Drone, Unmanned Tactics, and DJI / FLIR drones.


Downtown Saturday night LIVE 5:00—8:00 – The city of Hazard and the USA Drone Port will be hosting a fun evening downtown where the community and guests attending the “Search and Rescue Utilizing Drones” can view a demonstration of a “Night Time Search and Rescue”.  Enjoy food, drinks, music local vendors and fun with wonderful group of people in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, as the demonstration is underway.  The Night Time Search and Rescue demonstration will be displayed LIVE on a LARGE screen for everyone to view.  Please join us at the Triangle downtown. 


SUNDAY 11:00am—2:00pm

*Sunday TOP GUN SAR Competition – Earn the First Annual Team USA Drone Port SAR TOP GUN Trophy!  Teams will be selected to utilize the information learned on Friday and Saturday to compete in live Search and Rescue Events.  You will be the commanders, pilots, ground crew and much more.  The judges will grade based on application, safety, planning, integration, implementation and time.  We cannot wait to see you there!

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