Special events, like drone races or competitions, could involve flights that may deviate from the policy and protocols. The special-events protocol exists to help facililtate these events when they can be conducted safely.

Because of the unique nature of these operations, you should apply for permission as far in advance is possible, and no fewer than 15 business days before the proposed flight.

To conduct flights under the special-events protocol, you must apply for permission for the proposed operation.

Approval for these events will require

  • A detailed description of the event, including deviations from standard policy and protocols and any special equipment or requirements, on file with the UAS Safety Office.
  • A technical and safety review completed by the UAS Oversight Committee.  
  • Commercial and Third-Party operations will have additional requirements; see here

Questions? Contact the UAS Safety Office.