To maintain a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors regarding aerial activities over, on, or in campus property.
This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors conducting aerial activities over, on, or in campus property.
Executive Director of Public Safety.
All individuals, campus units, and other groups conducting aerial activities over, on, or in campus property must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations.
University-owned manned or unmanned aerial vehicles and/or systems cannot be used for personal/recreational use.
- Aerial Activities
- The use of any manned or unmanned aerial vehicle and/or system, including but not limited to drones, fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, hot air balloons, hang gliders, parachutes, or other special airborne equipment. Aerial activities subject to this policy do not include authorized flights departing from or arriving at Willard Airport and operated within applicable FAA regulations.
- Campus Property
- Any property owned, leased, occupied, operated or otherwise controlled by the University of Illinois on behalf of the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Prior to conducting aerial activities outdoors for non-recreational use (i.e., educational use, research activities and university business operations) on campus property, the individual, campus unit, or other group must obtain approval from the Division of Public Safety by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on FAA regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (drones), refer to https://www.faa.gov/uas/.
Prior to conducting aerial activities inside campus property, the individual, campus unit, or other group must obtain approval from Code Compliance & Fire Safety, at (217) 265-5268, in addition to obtaining facility approval.
For information on the special rule for model aircraft use, Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, refer to http://www.faa.gov/uas/publications/model_aircraft_operators/ and http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/model_aircraft_spec_rule.pdf.
There are no exceptions to this policy.
Executive Director of Public Safety (email@example.com)