UAS Guidelines

Procedures
  • Research
    • All UAS flights on behalf of Georgia Southern for research purposes must follow Georgia Southern UAS Flight Procedures, be conducted by a Georgia Southern employee with a current FAA Part 107 operators licence and completed Georgia Southern UAS Operator’s check ride.  All UAS used for GS Research must be registered with the FAA through the Georgia Southern account by the Office of Research Integrity.  All pilots must follow the restriction guidelines established by the FAA for the flight.
  • Education
    • All UAS flights on behalf of Georgia Southern for educational purposes must follow Georgia Southern UAS Flight Procedures, be supervised by a Georgia Southern employee with a current FAA part 107 license and Georgia Southern UAS Operator’s check ride, be conducted by a Georgia Southern student within sight of the supervisor and use UAS equipment registered with the FAA through the Georgia Southern account by the Office of Research Integrity.
  • Institutional Use
    • All UAS flights on behalf of Georgia Southern for university purposes must follow Georgia Southern UAS Flight Procedures, be conducted by a Georgia Southern employee with a current FAA part 107 UAS Operator’s License, and be conducted with a UAS registered with the Office of Research Integrity or be conducted by a Commercial Business who must supply a copy of their FAA part 107 UAS Operator’s License, proof of adequate insurance, proof of competency, and have approval from the Georgia Southern Marketing Department and the permission of the President obtained through the University Pilot in Command.
  • Hobby
    • Georgia Southern University Campus is currently a No Fly Zone for hobby unmanned aerial systems (drones)

Last updated: 11/8/2018

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