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Flying a sUAS at Princeton
Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), also referred to as drones, model airplanes or remote control aircraft, are controlled aircraft without an onboard pilot. In higher education, the uses for sUAS are growing rapidly as technology advances and changes in federal regulations make possible a wide array of applications in research, education, and operations.
Blog: Updates From the Field
With the beginning of construction on the Lake Campus Development in West Windsor, Princeton University has suspended the use of the recreational area south of Lake Carnegie known as West Windsor Fields. As a result, the Princeton small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) program has arranged for flights to move to the James Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro.
Whether you are flying a drone for recreation, education or business purposes, the FAA now requires certification through one of several options.
News and Events
The Salem, Va., firefighters were standing outside on a summer day in 2019 when a drone — its blades whirling in a high-pitched whine — headed right for them, sending them scurrying, authorities said.
The FAA has launched its long-awaited The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) program for recreational drone flyers. All recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of test passage to the FAA or law enforcement upon request.
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