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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


UC researchers team up with ODOT to study traffic with drones​

The University of Cincinnati is partnering with the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve traffic in Cincinnati, and they're using drones to do it.

Link: Read the full article at WCPO.com

Eye in the Sky: Ohio Will Use Drones to Study Highway Traffic

DriveOhio, Gov. John Kasich's innovation center for new technology within the Department of Transportation, launched a three-year, $5.9 million study this weekend to see how drones can be integrated to monitor roadways.

Link: Read the full article at WOSU Radio

This new system could help air taxis and drone deliveries avoid crashing​

A project in Ohio aims to solve that problem by using radar units and software to create what's known as an unmanned traffic management system.

Link: Read the full article at Popular Science

Ohi​o DOT Plans to Use Drones to Monitor Traffic Conditions

A three-year, $5.9 million study in central Ohio will use drones to monitor traffic on a 35-mile highway, and provide new information used to prevent crashes between manned and unmanned aircraft.

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology

More eyes in the sky: ODOT testing drones to monitor traffic, road conditions

Drones will monitor traffic and road conditions along the Dublin-to-Marysville stretch of Rt. 33 in a research project complementing smart mobility tests of driverless and connected vehicles.

Link: Read the full article at Columbus Business First
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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