Operator Training & 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 (ONLY available to Georgia Southern faculty, staff, and student employees.  Student employees can not begin the licensing process without a licensed faculty adviser) and have a current state of Georgia driver’s license (or other documentation as approved by the Georgia Southern UAS Committee).

To obtain a license, you must complete the following steps (steps MUST be completed in order):

step-1
Part 107 Certificate
step-2
Demonstrate Knowledge of Georgia Southern UAS Policies and Procedures

Contact the UAS Taskforce at research@georgiasouthern.edu for further information.

Hands On Certification and Driving Exam

Contact the UAS Taskforce at research@georgiasouthern.edu for further information.

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

Important: All Georgia Southern campuses are currently a No Fly Zone for all unmanned aircraft systems.  At this time, all UAS flights require presidential approval.  Armstrong campus is in Hunter Army Airfield’s Class D airspace which will require a waiver or airspace authorization from the FAA to operate in that airspace.

Last updated: 3/9/2018

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