Operator Licensing Procedures

Georgia Southern UAS Operator License

All UAS operators and observers operating on behalf of Georgia Southern University, must obtain a Georgia Southern UAS Operator License.  License holders must be employed by Georgia Southern University and have a current state of Georgia driver’s license (or other documentation as approved by the Georgia Southern UAS Committee).

Licenses are ONLY available to Georgia Southern faculty, staff, and student employees.  Student employees can not begin the licensing process without a licensed faculty adviser. 

To obtain a license, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Face-to-face Training/Written Exam
  2. Hands On Certification and Driving Exam
    • Scheduled at the conclusion of your training session.

Georgia Southern UAS pilots licenses are valid for 2 years unless employment is terminated.

Training Manual Resources

Important: Georgia Southern is currently a No Fly Zone for all unmanned aircraft systems.  At this time, all UAS flights require presidential approval.

Last updated: 12/13/2016

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