Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Due to the increased interest in non-hobbyist use, Environmental Health and Safety is publishing guidance for those who have an interest in flying at the Gainesville campus. An approved policy will follow soon.  Please contact David Eyerly at 392-1591 or send email to uas@ufl.edu with any questions. 

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new comprehensive regulations went into effect August 29, 2016 for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly known as “drones.” The provisions of the new rule – formally known as Part 107 – are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground.