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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 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):

Part 107 Certificate

Provide the Office of Research Integrity with a copy of your FAA Part 107 license.  You are

Demonstrate Knowledge of Georgia Southern UAS Policies and Procedures and  Hand On Flight Checkout

Contact the UAS Taskforce at for further information.

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: 10/9/2019