Sept. 24, 2015
Guidance on Use of Drones by Texas School Districts and Charters
The Texas Education Agency
has been contacted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the
potential use of drones by school districts and charters at school-related
activities. The following information was provided by the FAA and is being
shared for your reference:
The FAA has serious concerns about the
safety of operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones,
near people or stadiums and can enforce breaches of flight safety.
Superintendents and administrators
are urged to reference the FAA website http://www.faa.gov/uas/model_aircraft/
where guidance is spelled out under Model Aircraft (Hobby or Recreation
There are two additional helpful links: http://www.faa.gov/uas/publications/media/27231_FAA_KBYF_lores.pdf
(no longer available) and http://www.faa.gov/uas/no_drone_zone/.
These two links illustrate the Do’s and Don’ts of UAS flying and also various
types of No Drone Zone signage examples for designated prohibited areas.
Should you have any
questions regarding this issue, please contact FAA Public Affairs Officer Lynn
Lunsford in the FAA Fort Worth Regional Office at (817) 222-4610.