Liberty University Campus Unmanned Aerial System Operations
Want to fly your drone on Liberty University campus?
Our university houses dozens of beautiful locations, perfect for capturing aerial footage!
However, with topics like airspace, regulations, policies, and authorizations, it’s hard to know where and how someone is allowed to operate their drone. But don’t worry!
We at the School of Aeronautics have developed step-by-step guidelines for how you can fly safely and legally on Liberty University property!
Let’s dive into it!
Steps to Fly on Campus
Step #1: Pilot Certification
Step #2: Drone Registration
Step # 3: UAS Training Evaluation (For LU Employees & Departments Only)
Step # 4: Liberty University UAS Policy
Step #5: Liberty University UAS Campus Operation Approval Request
Step #6: FAA LAANC Request
Step #7: Notifying Liberty University Police Department
In order to remain safe and legal here on Liberty University campus, each department actively partners with our LU Police Department. When conducting drone operations at Liberty, each UAS operator is required to notify LUPD of his or her flight plan before each operation.
Please save the number listed below to your phone and call before each flight. After dialing the number, press 9 on the keypad to be directed to the correct office: (434) 592-7641
When calling LUPD please provide the following mandatory information:
- Your first and Last Name
- What you are doing (flying a drone)
- Where you are flying the drone
- How long you will be flying
- That you have approval from the School of Aeronautics to fly on campus
- Your LU ID Number
LUPD will record the information you provide for safety and tracking purposes. Please cooperate with LUPD if asked for any additional information.
Liberty University School of Aeronautics UAS Program | UASOperations@liberty.edu
Liberty University UAS Operations Coordinator: Brayden Johnson | (434) 582-2173
LUPD | (434) 592-7641 (dial 9 on the keypad after calling)