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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


​Advisory group issues report for drone use by law enforcement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his Advisory Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has issued its final report, which includes a model policy for use by law enforcement.

Link: Read the full article at the Cleveland American

​System Enables Drone Operators to Detect and Avoid Other Aircraft

Recently, Volpe has worked closely with the Air Force and the Ohio Department of Transportation to deploy GBDAA at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport (KSGH) in Springfield to test technologies that may enable safe and efficient flight of small RPA.

Link: Read the full article at Volpe

Workhorse Receives FAA Certification for Test Flights of SureFly™ Electric Hybrid Helicopter

Workhorse Group INC.  an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the commercial transportation sector, today announced it has received an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow the company to conduct test flights of its SureFly™ electric hybrid helicopter.

Link: Read the full article at UAS Weekly

​Springfield drone center connects to statewide network, could boost jobs

Ohio/Indiana UAS Center in Springfield recently completed an agreement to connect to a statewide broadband network that will allow the site to connect with the city, along with several local colleges and universities.

Link: Read the full article at the Springfield News-Sun

Safely Integrating Drones into the National Airspace​

Volpe has worked closely with the U.S. Air Force and the Ohio Department of Transportation to test technologies that may enable safe and efficient flight of small drones.

Link: Read the full article at Volpe
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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