The protocol for flying university-owned aircraft outside university-controlled property doesn't require that the UAS Oversight Committee approve each operation; however, operators must follow all federal, state, and local laws. 

The overlapping regulations can be confusing and sometimes contradictory; the UAS Safety Office can help you navigate those restrictions to ensure that your operation is permissible, successful, and safe.  

The basic requirements for Virginia Tech flight still apply: 

Commercial and third-party operations will have additional requirements; see here.  

Questions? Contact the UAS Safety Office.