UAS Operations on UF Property

 

Indoor Use

Indoor use is not regulated by the FAA, but indoor operations must be conducted in a manner that protects operators, spectators and property.  Those planning indoor flights must contact EHS for approval of the flight safety plan.

Outdoor Use

Education and Research use of UAS – Outdoors research of UAS’s on the Gainesville campus and all other UF property locations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by EHS.  Minimum requirements include qualification for the UF blanket COA or a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating and relevant experience.  ShandsCair approval is also required.

UF Auxiliary Flight Operations – UF auxiliaries must submit to EHS a valid FAA 333 Exemption or a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating and secure ShandsCair approval.

UAV use by Vendors — Vendor must submit to EHS a valid FAA 333 Exemption or a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating, a $1m certificate of liability insurance, and a completed ShandsCair application.

Hobbyist/Recreation — At this time UAS hobbyist operation is prohibited due to the proximity of ShandsCair helicopter flight operations, safety concerns for students, faculty, staff and visitors, and privacy concerns.  There are options available off campus for hobbyists to fly their UAS’s.

Requests for flight operations approval and any questions can be submitted by email to Dennis Fleetwood or 352-392-1591.