• Welcome to the Sunshine State Drone Expo

    Free and Open to the Public / No Registration Is Required -  January 14th 2023 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Azalea Middle School Football Field 7855 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL.

    This Year's Event Was A Smash Hit

    Stay tuned for next year's event to be announced in April 2023.

    Below you will find information from the second annual event.

    Sunshine State Drone Expo Flyer


    Hosted by: The Azalea Middle School, Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron (SER-FL-829) in partnership with the Azalea Middle School Drone Academy

    AMS Drone Academy







    Sponsored by:



    St. PetersburgRaytheon Technologies

    Food Trucks Onsite For The Event:



    Churned Ice Cream

    Participating Companies and Organizations:

    SPARKS AMA ClubDrone Effects

    USIst. Pete Police

    AUVSIDuke Energy  

            Florida Drone Supply Cigar City Multirotors Club 


    Flymotion logo   Fowado Unmanned Systems

    Rocket DronesTriad Drones


    In coordination with:

    FAA Safety Team

    Located at the Azalea Middle School football Field

    7855 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg FL.

    Saturday, January 14th, 2023 / 9:00am - 3:00pm

    This Expo is FREE to the public


    • Azalea Middle School Band and Choir (National Anthem / opener)
    • Drone Racing with the Cigar City Multi-Rotors Club
    • Flight Exhibitions from the Sparks AMA Flying Club
    • Flight Exhibitions by the Azalea Middle School Drone Safety Team
    • Flight Exhibitions from the Unmanned Safety Institute
    • Flight Exhibition from the Duke Energy Flight Team
    • Flight and Robotics Exhibition from FLYMOTION
    • Flight Exhibitions and Education from Rocket Drones (Indoor Drone Racing)

    Booths and Static Displays:

    • Azalea Middle School, Engineering and Aviation
    • Cigar City Multirotors Club Drone Racing Pit
    • St. Petersburg Police S.W.A.T. Team Drone and Robotics
    • Try Out Commercial Grade Drones with Florida Drone Supply
    • Unmanned Safety Institute
    • FAA FAASTeam Drone Pro's from the Tampa F.S.D.O.
    • Tampa Airport
    • The First Person View Experience with Florida Drone Supply and Drone Effects
    • Videophotog
    • 3D Mapping with Triad Drones
    • Try your hand at the RC Simulator Sparks AMA RC Club
    • AUVSI / Tampa Chapter
    • Get Help Registering Your Drone With Azalea Middle School
    • Take Your TRUST Certification with Azalea Middle School
    • Civil Air Patrol Clearwater Composite Squadron and Azalea Middle School Cadet Squadron
    • Tsunami Air Drone Services
    • Triad Drones
    • Try Out First Person View Drones With FLYMOTION
    • Fowado Unmanned Systems
    • Interactive Experience and Education With Rocket Drones
    • South Florida Drone Meet Up Group
    • Comemorative Air Force of Brooksville Florida
    • Overhead Real Estate Canceled
    • Volatus Aerospace
    • KDW Technologies
    • And still more to come (Please Keep Checking Back)

    Discussions and Seminars:

    • Take your TRUST (Hobby) Certification (Melissa Matisko of Drone Effects)
    • Set up your Drone Zone Account and Register Your Drone (Melissa Matisko of Drone Effects)
    • Airspace for Drones (Vernon Shurtz of AUVSI)
    • Flight and Weather (Amanda Holly - WFLA - News Channel 8, Tampa Bay)
    • Young Ladies In STEM Careers (Amanda Holly - WFLA - News Channel 8, Tampa Bay)

    Updates will be posted here as we approach the event

    Please keep checking back !

    If you or your company are interested in participating please contact:

    Willis Reese - (Email) reesewi@pcsb.org