A student launches a drone in the Virginia Tech Drone Park

Student flying drone at Virginia Tech

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.

A map showing the location of the Virginia Tech Drone Park

drone park map