Drones

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Activities at NC State

Unmanned Aerial Systems, also referred to as drones, offer great potential as tools for research and teaching. NC State regulation 10.10.09, Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems establishes a framework for identifying, managing, and mitigating risk when using UAS, in order to ensure compliance with all State and Federal laws and regulations, and in furtherance of NC State’s institutional goals and objectives.

For pilot registration and flight plan notification, complete the required forms on the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Information Page.

For more information on NC State’s requirements and procedures for operating UAS, as well as some helpful tips, see NC State Requirements & Tips document.

NCSU has a Master Drone Insurance policy for state owned drones. This provides Liability coverage for $50 per unit. Physical damage coverage is available for an addition cost based on the replacement cost value of the drone. In order to insure a drone on this policy, please Request Drone Insurance