Donate A Drone


As the technology changes and drone operators, both commercial and private update their hardware from time to time, it would go a long way if you considered donating your used UAV to this great cause. We will provide a donation receipt from the department that receives your donation with the resale value of the aircraft and any ancillary hardware. Imagine the impact your donation could have on a local community in need of this technology but unable to afford it.

The Airborne Works team hears from many departments across the country about how unaffordable this tech is, yet how valuable a tool it would be for their operations.

We will also publish on our website your name and or company with a logo web link, and we will list the recipient department that you helped with your donations. We will further ask that recipient department that receives a drone to keep us posted on just how they use the hardware to help protect the communities they serve. We will reach out to work with local news media outlets to make public, not only the department that received the donation but also your name and or company. We feel it is imperative that the communities receive education as to the value of these essential tools.

We request that your UAV hardware donation meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. The UAV must be in safe flying condition with controller
  2. It must have at least one working flight battery with charger
  3. It must have a moving camera (gimbaled is preferred but not required)
  4. No race drones, please.
  5. You must be willing to ship it to our facility. We will then thoroughly test it and will make all other arrangements with the receiving department for delivery.
  6. A case is not required but would be nice to add if you are able.

Thank you in advance for your consideration to help support the NPS-DDP mission to provide every department with eyes in the sky!


If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact with the form below. If you would like to donate, we will accept any amount and 100% will go towards the operation of this page and the purchase of UAV /UAS solutions for departments in need. Please help us spread the word about this outstanding program, so together we may help support our nations public safety organizations with these valuable tools. Thank you in advance for your interest and support. Also if you have any feedback on how to make this program better, we would love to have your input! We will also accept donations of your time to help keep this site up and going.

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  • Video Drone Request Instructions

    The Board members of understand the importance of being able to receive the tools that you need to do your job safely and efficiently.The reason we founded this program is with one mission in mind, to help put “Eyes in the Sky for Every Department in Need” TM

    With that vision as the foundation of our program development, please take the time to fill out this form or for much better chance of drawing attention to you request please consider creating a unique video, in either application please explain the following:

    1) Why your department needs a drone
    2) How your department could have benefitted from a drone in the past
    3) Express how the use of this technology will benefit your operations, as well as the communities that you serve
    4) Tell us how this donation will assist your department in operating more safely and efficiently in the future. Feel free to elaborate on your circumstances.
    (Example: border city, railway, manufacturing facilities, beach community, etc.)
    5) Tell us the minimum requirement for the drone. Feel free to express to us what your ideal drone hardware would be to incorporate into this asset

    With the video option please be as creative and detailed as you can. The more detail you add, the more persuasive your video will be, and this will increase your chances of a timely donation. We have a growing list of partner supporters, from drone and lighting manufacturers to software solution providers and more. Note that all our supporting partners review each, and every video as well as the Board of Directors. Feel free to make your video as short or long as you like but state your case clearly and persuasively.

    Please also note the main requirement to receive a drone is to have in place an FAA approved 107 pilot able to deploy any donated asset. If you do not have a 107 you may sign up for our program or anyone else’s program. We prefer you to use our program as a portion of the purchase (5%) goes back to support this drone donation program, but in NO way is this required!

    Once you have completed your video, upload to the link here and we will get it previewed and if approved, we will inform you and it will be posted on the interactive map.