General Safety Guidelines

Princeton UAS Safety and Operational Rules

Drone Demonstration West Windsor Fields

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Altitude restriction
Maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level

Line of Sight
The aircraft will be within the line of sight of the operator and/or visual observer.

Daylight Hours
Aircraft will be flown between sunrise and sunset.

Number of UAS
A maximum of one sUAS per operator at all times.

Flight Conditions
Operator will ground the aircraft immediately if flight conditions do not meet safety standards or there is an active warning/alert issued by Princeton University.

Right of Way
Operator will remain clear of and not interfere with manned aircraft operations.

Physical and Mental Condition
Operator will not conduct flight if any physical or mental impairment would interfere with safe operation.

Flight Over People
Operator will not fly over person(s) not directly participating in the operation.

Mass Assembly
Operator will not fly over sporting events, reunions or other assemblies.

Conduct of Flight
Operator will not fly in a careless or reckless manner.

No flights or data-gathering operations where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Flight Near Structures
Operator will not fly over non-participating vessels, vehicles or structures and will maintain a 50-foot distance from above-ground utility lines.

Flight Around Property
The operator will not endanger the property of others.

Emergency Response
Operators will not fly near emergency response activity.

FAA Rules

The FAA stipulates certain safety practices whenever operating a sUAS, including the need to understand airspace restrictions and the operator's responsibility to communicate with airports and air traffic control in the region. Learn more at the FAA's website