Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new comprehensive regulations went into effect August 29, 2016 for use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), 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.  For the official FAA website, go to https://www.faa.gov/uas/

We are developing policies and procedures to keep UF up-to-date with the most current regulations that apply to all of the various programs using UAS at UF.  An approved policy will follow soon.  Please contact David Eyerly, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Director at 352-392-1591 or send an email to uas@ufl.edu with any questions.