Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Operations at Penn State

All personnel, including faculty, staff, students and third parties (contractors) wishing to operate UA (i.e., drones) on Penn State property, or as part of a Penn State activity must go through the proper channels to request approval. UA operations are not permitted until approval is granted by the central UA Operations Team within the Office for Research Protections (uas-orp@psu.edu | 814-865-1775). 

Getting Started

These quick steps will help you get started with the process to fly at Penn State.

Request to Fly

Let's get right to it -- I'm ready to make a request to fly (Penn State or 3rd Parties)!

Policies & SOPs

This might not be the fun stuff, but things you need to know to fly at Penn State.


Stay up to date on UA news, program enhancements, changes, and all things drone.