• Welcome to the First Anual

    Azalea Middle School Drone Safety Awareness Expo

    Free and Open to the Public - This event has been changed to Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM

    (All sponsors, participants, and scheduled events are subject to change)

    Hosted by:

    AMS Drone Academy







    Sponsored by:


    St. PetersburgRaytheon Technologies


    SPARKS AMA ClubDrone Effects

    st. Pete PoliceAUVSI

    In coordination with:


    FAAFAA National Drone Safety Week

    Located at the Azalea Middle School football Field

    7855 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg FL.

    Saturday, September 18th from 9:00AM till 3:00PM

    This Expo is FREE to the public


    • Flight Exhibitions from the Sparks AMA Flying Club
    • Flight Safety Competition Sponsored by Azalea Middle School
    • Fixed Wing RC Aerobatics Exhibition with Randy Foster
    • Flight Exhibitions from members of the Tampa Chapter of AUSVI
    • Flight Exhibition from the Duke Energy Flight Team
    • And much more - Keep checking back

    Booths and Static Displays:

    • Azalea Middle School, Engineering and Aviation
    • 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.
    • The First Person View Experience with Drone Effects
    • Fix-N-Fly Drones
    • St. Petersburg College Drone Programs
    • Videophotog
    • Aerial Drone Logistics
    • Best Buy
    • Randy Foster and his RC Planes
    • Sparks AMA RC Club
    • AUVSI / Tampa Chapter
    • Get Help Registering Your Drone With Azalea Middle School
    • Take Your TRUST Certification with Azalea Middle School
    • And still more to come (Please Keep Checking Back)

    Discussions and Seminars:

    • Prepare for your TRUST (Hobby) Certification (Melissa Matisko of Drone Effects)
    • What is Class "E" and do I need a waiver to fly there
    • Flying in St. Petersburg / Laws and Ordinances
    • How and When to use LAANC
    • Pre-Flight Done Right
    • Maintenance...What Maintenance???
    • Drone Industry Job Pathways
    • FAASTeam Drone Pro's Q&A Session

    Updates will be posted here as we aproach the event

    Please keep checking back !

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

    Willis Reese - (Email) reesewi@pcsb.org