Monday, August 29, 2016

Outdoor Flying Sessions

The 2016 TATTS outdoor flying season is in the books. TATTS team members took to the airfield and practiced their flying skills with the organization's DJI Phantom and GoPro camera. 

The initial outdoor flying venue was a private residence outside of New Glarus, WI.  We implemented our own version of Pokemon Aerial as we hunted for Pokemon hiding in the long grass and trees. 

 
The final outdoor flying day was held at Heartland Farm Sanctuary, just west of Madison. The Heartland Farm Sanctuary is about “People helping animals. Animals helping people.” Their mission is “to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other.”  The TATTS team got a tour of the Heartland Farm facilities where they met some interesting barn yard critters and learned a lot about what goes into caring for an eclectic group of animals.  We even got some good footage of the farm that we will provide to Heartland.
 
 
Unfortunately, we were thrown a curve ball via mother nature when torrential rains it. That couldn’t shake the group’s spirit though, as they were able to make the best of the situation on the final flying day of the 2016 TATTS season. 
 


The team has transitioned into film production mode. Go to our YouTube Channel here to see last year’s videos.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

2016 t-shirts are ready!

The first outing is this Saturday and the t-shirts are in.


The TATTS volunteer team is ready to get started as well.  We will be getting to know each other, "earning our wings" at the flight simulator, learning about what is inside of commercial drones, and flying our smaller drones in a gymnasium. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Registration Open

Registration for the 2016 flying season is now open.  Thanks to the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin for their support again this year!  Space is limited so don't delay!

Registration can be found HERE.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

TATTS media coverage by AirVuz

Thanks for the great interview piece AirVuz! We appreciate your interest in telling the story of these great kids.  We had to laugh at a few of the pics you've used from our blog and YouTube channel as some of the kids look so young.  We've been doing this a while!


If anyone is interested in helping support us either via volunteering or financially, please reach out to us at takingautismtothesky @ gmail dot com.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TATTS Interviewed by AirVuz



Several weeks ago TATTS was contacted by AirVuz regarding their interest in doing a story on TATTS.  As an organization that declares themselves the “The YouTube of drone footage” they were excited about what TATTS is doing and they wanted to help us spread the word.  

AirVuz is headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and the founder of TATTS - Paul Braun - happened to be the Twin Cities last week so the group got together for a quick interview.  Watch for their news piece coming soon!







Saturday, February 27, 2016

2016 Session Planning is Underway

TATTS is excited to announce that we will be offering new programming for the 2016 flying season!

Discussing a map made after reviewing aerial imagery

We are still working out the details including dates/times, programming and funding.  We will most likely be meeting in the core summer months once school is out. Space will be limited so please keep an eye on this page and register.  Spread the word too!

Watching a live video feed from the drone


Some Information for Parents/Guardians:
  • Target ages for TATTS participants is 7-15 but if other kids/young adults are interested, we'll do our best to accommodate
  • Meeting locations vary depending on the activity planned for that session but are generally within a 20 minute drive of Madison, WI
  • Parents/guardians are required to stay during the events
We welcome volunteers:
  • We can use all sorts of help - both in the planning and organizing of events and making them happen in the field
  • You don't need expertise with autism.  We do an 'autism 101' event prior to the summer sessions to ensure all volunteers have the basics down 
  • If you're interested in volunteering, please send an email to takingautismtothesky@gmail.com.