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NATE 2022 UAS Expo Hosted by Valmont Set for June 27-28

Posted on: May 5, 2022 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release: 
May 5, 2022

NATE 2022 UAS Expo Hosted by Valmont Set for June 27-28

First-of-its-Kind Drone Event to Take Place at Valmont’s Corporate Headquarters in Valley, NE; Sponsorship and UAS Exhibition Opportunities Available

(Valley, NE) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced today key details for the 2022 UAS Expo Hosted by Valmont on June 27-28, 2022 in Valley, Nebraska.

Leveraging Valmont’s expansive corporate headquarter facilities in Valley, Nebraska (located just a few miles outside of Omaha, Nebraska), NATE will host a variety of different exhibitions and experiments to further the industry’s understanding of the benefits and future opportunities of UAS operations around communications towers. Some of the demos and testing that is anticipated to take place at the NATE UAS Expo include the following:

• Automated Flight – Technologies and Methodologies
• Data Modeling and Impacts to the Tower Lifecycle
• RF Interference During Flight
• Antenna Impact (Crash!) Study
• Tower Easter Egg Hunt
• Safety Assessments and Rescue Capabilities
• BVLOS Operations

The NATE UAS Expo Hosted by Valmont will also include top-notch networking and social events. Industry companies are encouraged to provide sponsorship support for the event. To review the NATE 2022 UAS Expo Hosted by Valmont Sponsorship Opportunities, visit HERE.

Drone Service Providers and other technology and software-based companies interested in participating in the various 2022 NATE UAS Expo testing events, flight exhibitions and demos will be required to pay a $1,000 entry fee. Proceeds from this exhibitor entry fee will be donated directly to the Tower Family Foundation and Warriors4Wireless. Companies interested in participating in the 2022 NATE UAS Expo testing and flight demos are encouraged to contact NATE UAS Committee Chairman Sam McGuire at [email protected].

All testing/exhibitor and social/networking events related to the 2022 NATE UAS Expo are free to attend for participants and stakeholders. Additionally, a NATE UAS Expo Hotel Room Block has been reserved at the Home2Suites by Hilton – Omaha West (17889 Chicago Street; Omaha, NE). Participants are encouraged to book their hotel rooms at the following link:

“On behalf of NATE’s UAS Committee, we are thrilled to partner with Valmont to host this can’t miss exposition event,” said Chairman Sam McGuire, Founder of FieldSync Services. “It’s amazing to see how far drone and data analytics technologies have come in the last few years. With this event, NATE, its member companies, and the UAS Committee have an opportunity to show the industry how these amazing new tools are fundamentally changing the way we manage America’s infrastructure. I encourage all stakeholders across the communications infrastructure and drone ecosystems to make plans to participate today,” McGuire added.

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About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service and maintenance industries. Today the Association boasts over 1,130 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, China, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit

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