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Policy (open access)


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stipulates that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) must be flown in accordance with 14 CFR 107 or under an approved Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA). This includes, but is not limited to, the use of UAS for education, research, maintenance, marketing and communication. The FAA does not extend any sort of hobby or recreational use exemption or allowance to a public university to operate unmanned aircraft for any purpose.

This policy applies to the operation of all UAS by any Georgia Southern University (GS) faculty, staff and students on behalf of GS education, research or operation on and off campus.

Responsible Party

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs