On March 28-29, 2015, Uplift Aeronautics trained a group of Arab-Americans–including refugees from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria–to operate a fleet of four Waliid UAVs for medical deliveries to inaccessible populations. Families took part in every activity, from packing cargo and making parachutes to running preflight checklists and operating ground stations.
Uplift Aeronautics current endeavor “The Syria Airlift Project” needs to raise funds to execute a pilot project in Turkey this summer. Please consider donating today.
In the meantime, enjoy this video courtesy of Retrospect Productions.