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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.

Princeton University has instituted procedures and policies for the use of sUAS, and follows the latest FAA guidance in setting rules for sUAS operation. Policies are designed to ensure that use of sUAS by students and researchers on campus is conducted in a safe, responsible manner. Use of sUAS that is intrusive of personal privacy, or endangers the security of anyone in the Princeton community, will not be tolerated.
To learn more about how sUAS technology is being used at Princeton, check out our blog

Blog: Updates From the Field

New FAA Rules Require Certification For All Drone Pilots

Friday, Aug 27, 2021, 11:11 am

Whether you are flying a drone for recreation, education or business purposes, the FAA now requires certification through one of several options. 

COVID-19 Guidance

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021, 2:56 pm
While research and business use of sUAS has resumed, no recreational sUAS flights are allowed on the Princeton campus at this time.


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Monday, Jun 28, 2021

The FAA has launched its long-awaited The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) program for recreational drone flyers.

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
Final FAA rules take effect today for remotely identifying drones and allowing operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under...

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