Chapter 20 Example Terms of Approval

The Policy does not mandate specific terms for approval for UAS activity. However, there are many situations where special terms of approval should be required. Below includes a handful of common conditions found in Terms of Approvals from a wide range of UAS activity proposed in the past year.

Notification Requirements

  • Must notify Designated Local Authority at least 24 hours in advance
  • Must coordinate with facility manager
  • No prior notification required
  • Must notify campus PD at least 72 hours in advance
  • Must check in with front office prior to flight
  • Must call airport manager at least 45 minutes before flight

Communication Requirements

  • Constant communication not required
  • A supporting ground crew member must monitor an aviation radio
  • RPIC must be reachable via radio during the event

Operational Limitations

Safety Enhancements

  • At least 2 Visual Observers are required
  • All participants should wear a high visibility safety vest or conspicous professional attire.
  • Utilize additiona ground personnel for crowd control to ensure that non-participants do not enter the flight area.
  • A UC staff member must be onsite during all UAS activity.

Currency Requirements

  • The RPIC must have logged three launch and landings with a Unmanned Aircraft of the same make/model within the past 90 days.
  • The RPIC must have logged six night-time UAS activity within the past 90 days.
  • The RPIC must have logged three launch and landings of a similar Risk Score or higher within the past 90 days.

Post Flight Reporting

  • RPIC must submit a post-flight report within 2 days of the UAS activity.
  • RPIC must submit a set of post-flight reports at the end of every month, no later than 5 business days after the end of the month.
  • Course Instructor must submit a proposal of indoor activities and expected usage in lieu of post-flight reporting.