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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


Real-life testing under way for truck-launched Horsefly delivery drone

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that its Horsefly truck-launched drone delivery system is now making real-life package deliveries to homes in the Cincinnati area through a pilot program with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Loveland, Ohio. ​

Link: Read the full article at Unmanned Aerial Online

Ohio governor: all public roads to be open for autonomous vehicle testing

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an executive order on May 9 that allows autonomous vehicles (AVs) to be tested on any public Ohio road.​

Link: Read the full article at American City and County

Dayton-led coalition touts UAS strengths at global conference​

A coalition of experts led by a Dayton-area economic development group is in Denver this week to highlight the region's strengths in Unmanned Aerial Systems, including a $5 million project to be implemented later this year.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Business Journal

​Workhorse earns patent for truck-launched drone package delivery

Workhorse Group, Inc., an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric sector, has announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent, number 9,915,956 for the HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System.

Link: Read the full article at UAS Magazine

Scratch: Flying into the future of Miami Valley drone research

Unmanned aerial drone technology is changing the way we live and work. And it's not just Amazon and other corporate giants getting into the drone game.

Link: Read the full article at WYSO
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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