Unmanned Aerial Systems (DRONE) Use at VCU
When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules.
– Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” may be used for a variety of purposes, including Public Uses, Civil Uses (such as research and instruction), and recreation. Using a UAS requires familiarity with various regulations, an understanding of the public’s privacy and safety concerns, and knowledge of how to operate a UAS.
This page contains basic resources for drone pilots and enthusiasts at VCU. Drones must be operated safely; in compliance with the applicable federal, state, and local regulations; and in compliance with VCU’s University Related Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policy.
Drone Use Approval Form
Individuals seeking to operate a UAS must submit a completed form to the UAS Use Committee. The request will be reviewed and a determination made within 10 days.
The UAS Use Request must provide all relevant information about the proposed flight(s).
VCU Specific Resources