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Drone flights on campus or other university property, as well as flights of drones owned by the university, are governed by Virginia Tech’s Policy 5820 on the Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The policy expands opportunities for the Virginia Tech community and preserves a safe, secure university environment by facilitating drone use while minimizing risk. It also ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and applicable federal and state laws. 

Virginia Tech-owned UAS may only be flown by individuals licensed according to FAA rules (or someone supervised by an FAA licensed UAS pilot). You must register your drone by submitting details to Office Risk Management using the link below.