The university has established a designated protocol for commercial and third-party operations on Virginia Tech property. Note that this protocol is supplemental to the protocols for specific flight areas; for example, a commercial operator seeking to fly on the Blacksburg campus would need to follow both the commercial-operator protocol and the Blacksburg campus protocol.

The requirements of the protocol include

  • Part 107 FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.
  • Approval for each flight or mission from the UAS Oversight Commitee; apply online.  
  • Operator must be certified, registered, and fully insured; Virginia Tech must be listed as “additional insured.”
  • A designated university escort will be assigned to facilitate the plan and monitor the safety of the operation.

Questions? Contact the UAS Safety Office.