Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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.

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.