These are the events we’ve held in the past.

Drone Mapping Workshop – Field (2 of 2)

Date: April 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Top O Ledges Picnic Area, Hinckley

NORCODA presents a two-part introduction to drone mapping.  This is the hands-on field session for the drone mapping workshop.  Attend the classroom session (see other event) for an overview of the drone mapping process, recommended software, and general background.  

In this session we will demonstrate flight planning and execution for drone mapping missions using Pix4D and DroneDeploy.  Participants may bring their own equipment to test, also.  Be sure to set up your flight planning software before arriving.

RSVP for Classroom (4/11)
RSVP for Field Session (4/13)

Drone Mapping Workshop – Classroom (1 of 2)

Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lakewood Public Library - Multipurpose Room

NORCODA presents a two-part introduction to drone mapping.  Local drone professionals will discuss the principles of drone mapping, 2D and 3D outputs, flight planning, common software, and more.  

We will conduct the workshop in two parts: a classroom session, followed by a hands-on field session.  This date/time is the classroom portion.  Be sure to RSVP to the field session also, if you are planning to attend both. 

RSVP for Classroom (4/11)
RSVP for Field Session (4/13)

The Classroom session will be held in the Lakewood Public Library (main branch) Multipurpose Room.
15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood OH 44107. To get to the multipurpose room, enter the library and find the main circulation desk. Across from the main desk is the Children’s Room. Go into the Children’s Room, then turn left down the main aisle and go all the way to the end. You will see the Multipurpose room. If you need help, ask any librarian. They are great people.

March 2024: Drone Hardware Show and Tell

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Ohio Drone Repair - 2236 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH 44333

Join us Thursday March 14th for a drone hardware extravaganza. Check out some of the newest, biggest, (and smallest) drones available for commercial drone pilots today. The staff of Ohio Drone Repair and regional drone service providers will discuss various professional drone equipment for aerial photography, videography, inspection, agriculture, and more.

Please RSVP here:

Education Series: Drone Careers and Starting a Drone Business

Date: February 8, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Argonaut Office

Join us Thursday February 8th for a panel discussion “Drone Careers and Starting a Drone Business”. Hear from Cleveland area professional drone pilots, and get your questions answered in a friendly, informal atmosphere. We’ll discuss how to get started with professional drone work, types of drone careers, tips for finding drone jobs, and more. This is a great forum for students and others considering work with uncrewed aircraft system (UAS).

Please RSVP here:

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Education Series: Remote ID

Date: December 13, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: FAA Cleveland FSDO (North Olmsted)

The 2023-2024 NORCODA Education Series starts with this year’s hottest topic, Remote ID. Join us December 13th to learn about Remote ID, and how it applies to you. We will cover a variety of topics in this discussion. Basics of Remote ID, Compliance for old and new drone equipment, What the FAA’s enforcement deferral means, and more.

This is an in-person event, and will be held at the FAA Cleveland FSDO office near Great Northern Mall. Address: 25249 Country Club Blvd, North Olmsted, OH 44070, United States

2023 Members Meeting

Date: November 28, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Ohio Drone Repair office -or- Remote Teams Dial-In

Save the date for our annual Members Meeting, Tuesday November 28th, 6pm-8pm.  Come hear about NORCODA’s current programs and initiatives, and our plans for 2024.  There will be presentations related to membership, events, and regulatory considerations. At this meeting we hold elections for the open seats on our Board of Directors, so if you are interested in getting involved at a leadership level this is a great opportunity. 

Please let us know you’re coming: RSVP for Members Meeting

NOTE: due to weather expected in Lake County, the meeting location has been changed to:

  • The offices of Ohio Drone Repair, AND
  • Online dial-in

Join us in person at Ohio Drone Repair (just north of Bath, OH):
2236 North Cleveland Massillon Road Suite A, Akron Ohio 44333

OR, dial in via Teams: Join Teams meeting

GIS Day 2023 at Lakeland Community College

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Lakeland Community College / H Building Atrium

Join NORCODA for Lakeland’s Annual GIS Day. The event is for students, staff and the community to engage with GIS professionals and to learn how GIS impacts our daily lives. We typically have a lot of professional drones and equipment on display, and lots of industry pros to discuss drone mapping, 3D modeling, multispectral, and remote sensing.

October 2023 Meetup: Fall Colors at Top O Ledges

Date: October 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Top 'O Ledges Picnic Area, Cleveland Metroparks

Enjoy some fall colors and flying at Top O Ledges picnic area in Hinckley. It is one of the only drone-allowed areas in the Metroparks. Many area drone pilots will be out to share tips and tricks for capturing great fall photos and videos. Bring your own drone or just stop by and say hello. We will have equipment you can use.

2023 Cleveland Air Show

Start date: September 2, 2023
End date: September 4, 2023
All-day event
Location: 1501 N Marginal Road, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OH

NORCODA is joining forces with the AUVSI Northern Ohio Satellite and the Cleveland Quad Squad drone racing group for a common Drone Zone exhibit space and drone flight demonstration at the Cleveland Airshow.

Discover Aviation Day 2023

Date: July 8, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Lorain County Airport

Discover Aviation Day is an annual event at the Lorain County Regional Airport that was created as a fun and educational family event to introduce people to the world of aviation.

Fly-in or Drive-in Fun and educational event for the entire family. A great opportunity for family and friends to get together and enjoy a day at your local airport. Pancake Breakfast hosted by EAA Chapter 1252 Classic Car Show featuring some of this region’s finest. Aviation Educational Booths.

Aircraft Displays featuring Beach City Baby Douglas C-53, 1930’s Stearman Biplane, TBM Avenger, Metro Life Flight helicopter and crew, T-6 Texan (selling rides), and the Ford Tri-Motor (selling rides).

Kid’s Activities, Food Vendors, Airplane Ride Opportunities. Free Young Eagle airplane rides for youths ages 8-17. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Admission $10 car. $5 motorcycle