The easiest way to fly on campus is to use the Drone Park. The football-field-sized facility gives students, researchers, employees, and members of the community a place to explore UAS operations without the constraints of registration, certification, or specialized training.
To access the park and schedule flight time:
- Check for open time on the Drone Park calendar (coming soon!).
- Email VTDronePark@vt.edu with your name, organization, number participating, and requested date/time.
- Complete the one-time orientation briefing; email VTDronePark@vt.edu to sign up. Review materials are available here.
Commercial and third-party operations will have additional requirements.
Current weather at the drone park: WeatherSTEM
The Virginia Tech Drone Park is located at 2143 Oak Lane; see the map below.
Any questions? Contact the UAS Safety Office.