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Looking for UAS Registration details and other guidelines for safe and legal unmanned aircraft systems operations? Please visit the Federal Aviation Administration UAS site.
Also, check out the Know Before You Fly educational campaign site for more about the safe and responsible operation of your UAS.
Welcome to the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center
The UAS Center (UASC) is a division of the Ohio Department of Transportation and serves as the premier UAS support agency for the State of Ohio. The overall mission of the UAS Center is to advance UAS and support flight operations for local, state, and federal government and agencies. We offer a mix of services and capabilities to support research, development, testing and evaluation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies for government and agency applications. These activities will enhance economic development and place Ohio in a leadership role as the Federal Aviation Administration integrates UAS into the National Airspace System.

Enabling UAS Technology in Ohio



 Ohio/Indiana UAS Center Services

✓  Flight Operations Support
✓  COA, Waiver Preparation
  FAA Coordination
  Research and Development Support
  UAS Program Development
  UAS Program Education and Instruction
  UAS Consultation
For more information on how the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center can help with your UAS operations, please see our Services page.

 UAS News Around Ohio


​Army funding large drone research at Kent State University

The Army Research Laboratory wants to know how big drones can become and still be operational. For answers, they're willing to give a $130,000 grant to a Kent State University professor.

Link: Read the full article at the Cleveland Patch

​Ohio researchers are working to make 'Air Ubers' a reality

Wrigh State's researchers are part of a group awarded a $2 million grant to support research and development in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology

​Fly kids: Westlake students learning to pilot drones

For the first time, the Westlake School District is offering a class on the history and mechanics of drones...with hands-on learning.

Link: Read the full article at the Westlake Patch

​Dayton Conference- Major job creation, billions in economic impact on tap for growing drone industry

The market for unmanned aerial systems is expected to see considerable growth in the next several years, with 100,000 new jobs and an $82 billion economic impact projected by 2025.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Business Journal

​Ohio panel recognizes UC's drone work

A new grant will help UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science continue its research into new drone applications in Ohio.

Link: Read the full article at UC Magazine
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 UAS Program Support



Looking for guidance on how to fly your UAS commercially? Need assistance creating your UAS program? Our knowledgeable staff can help build your UAS program specific to your needs. Contact us today!


 Access to Airspace



Wanting to fly beyond the requirements of the Small UAS Rule (Part 107)? You will need to request a Waiver or Airspace Authorization from the FAA. Contact the UAS Center for information on the FAA waiver process and to discuss your UAS operational needs.


 For UAV Hobbyists...




and recreational flyers:
Learn more about the FAA's operational requirements and safety guidelines for hobbyists and recreational flyers here.  

Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center 
4170 Allium Ct., Springfield, Ohio 45505