The operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), also known as drones, has become increasingly popular for educational, commercial, and public safety purposes. sUAS activities offer significant opportunities at UNCG for teaching, advancing research and innovation, and assisting in emergency response. At the same time, sUAS activities present safety and privacy concerns that should be mitigated by following the UNCG sUAS Policy and procedures.
University sUAS Activities
University Activities are considered any sUAS activity or use by a Department or Unit, or an individual or company hired by a Department or Unit, performed within the scope of a Departmental sUAS Program Registration for education, instruction, photography, research, promotion, publicity, or other University business purposes, including indoor and outdoor activity.
- Read the UNCG sUAS Policy.
- The department or unit completes a Departmental sUAS Program Registration as soon as practicable, but no later than ten (10) business days before the first intended sUAS flight.
- Submit a University Flight Plan through the sUAS Program Registration process at least three business days before initiating a flight.
- Flight activity can take place following your filed University Flight Plan.
Non-University sUAS Activities
Non-University sUAS Activities are considered any suAS activity or use that is not conducted by a Department or Unit, or an individual or company hired by a Department or Unit, within the scope of a Departmental sUAS Program Registration for University business purposes. This can include Hobby or Recreational Flights or flights performed for commercial purposes that are not within the scope of a Departmental sUAS Program Registration.