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Users of UAS on campus must exercise extreme caution, due to the University’s proximity to Horace Williams Airport and regular flights by UNC Air Care helicopters. As such, all UAS flights must be approved by the UNC Police Department.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill encourages the use of innovative forms of technology such as UAS to achieve the University’s goals of effectively communicating, researching, and educating. Laws, regulations, and best practices around UAS are evolving with this emerging technology. The UNC-Chapel Hill Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policy seeks to ensure that any person using UAS on University property, or for University business purposes, complies with those legal obligations.