The easiest way to fly a drone on campus is to take advantage of the Virginia Tech Drone Park. Some operations may need to be conducted outside the park, however; those flights fall under the protocol for the Blacksburg campus, and will need to be approved in advance.
The protocol includes the following requirements:
- Obtain specific written permission for each flight or mission; apply online or contact the UAS Safety Office.
- Part 107 FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.
Commercial and third-party operations will have additional requirements.
Questions? Contact the UAS Safety Office.