Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Community Group

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are being used in higher education for a number of reasons, including research, teaching, and for business. There are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations that govern the national airspace, but each educational institution may have their own respective regulations and governance that meet or exceed FAA rules. This group will focus on building community among drone pilots, stakeholders, and managers who authorize flight requests, and sharing ideas and resources. In addition, the group will also discuss topics such as benchmarking, interpretation or understanding of FAA rules and regulations, lobbying for legislation, hands-on testing and training techniques, etc.

Group Leaders

Jenn Stewart

The Pennsylvania State University
Committee Member: 2021-Present

Doug Willen

Swarthmore College
Committee Member: 2021-Present