Request to Fly Resources

Anyone wishing to fly an unmanned aircraft on Penn State University property or for a University-affiliated activity (e.g., research projects, departmental needs, etc.) must first submit a UA Request to Fly and must receive approval from the UA Operations Manager prior to operations. 

Submit a UA Request to Fly

UAS has a new online submission system to request to fly called Drones Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS). Select "sign in", enter your Penn State email address, continue, and select "Penn State" as the organization and/or enter your Penn State WebAccess credentials to authenticate. Note for third party requests: Must register for a Penn State account and request email attributes with your account. When this has been created, email your 9-digit PSU ID and user name to uas-orp@psu.edu to finalize the process.  

Resources

The resources below offer guidance for navigating the online submission system.

Video Tutorials (in chronological order)

Managing Pilot
Managing Aircraft
Submitting a Flight Request
Submit Report (required for each flight)
Flight Approval and Report Review