The Syria Airlift Project on BBC

A few weeks before our Syria Airlift Challenge: Sacramento, we received an email from BBC senior reporter Catrin Nye, who had previously done work on Syria. She had participated in two aid convoys bringing medical supplies to the Syrian border, and had seen the tragic fallout from the war firsthand. She was intrigued by Uplift’s[…]

Syria Airlift Challenge: Sacramento

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[…]