Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation Request Form

The purpose of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policy is to ensure that The University of Alabama (UA) and the UA community acquire and operate UAS efficiently, safely, ethically, and consistent with applicable FAA law and University policies and procedures. The UAS request form should be initiated by the individual who will pilot the UAS.  It will be routed to the sponsoring department and other applicable departments.  The operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Thus, all UAS must be operated in compliance with FAA regulations as well as state and local laws. Please consult the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policy for more information.

Please note that applications will require review from various subject matter experts to ensure all requirements of the UA UAS/Drone policy and FAA guidelines are thoroughly addressed. Please allow adequate time for the processing of all applications.

Approval of location and time of flight does not guarantee that other parties or individuals will not be present. Be mindful of others and note that operation over any persons not directly participating in the operation, unless under a covered structure or inside a covered stationary vehicle, is prohibited under University policy.

Under current FAA regulations, UAS flight is not permitted over the campus of The University of Alabama without prior approvals from the FAA, UA, and local Air Traffic Control.

UAS Request Form


UAS Request Form User Guide