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Drone flight in Lane Stadium

Drone flight in Lane Stadium

There's great information online about drone laws, regulations, and best practices; we've collected this list of resources to help distinguish the trustworthy sources from ones that may be less reliable.  

General information

  • Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership for all things UAS at Virginia Tech
  • Federal Aviation Administration UAS Portal  for all things UAS in the United States. 
  • Know Before You Fly is a campaign that provides prospective users with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. Their U.S. Airspace Map shows an easy-to-read overview of locations where drone flights are restricted, like around airports, heliports, and national parks. 
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is the world’s largest, non-profit model aviation association that promotes model aviation as sport and recreation.
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted to advancing the unmanned systems and robotic community.
  • Incident reporting:  A UAS reportable incident is defined as any event or occurrence during aircraft operations that results in an aircraft failure, or any injury to persons or damage to property.  The UAS Incident Report form is used to provide follow up information after a Virginia Tech UAS incident or accident.  It is important to notify the UAS Safety Office ( or (540) 231-7484) of any reportable incident as expeditiously as possible to determine if further actions are necessary.

Federal regulations for unmanned aircraft

Flight planning