The Virginia Tech Drone Park offers students and faculty a unique opportunity to learn new skills and develop and test innovative technology. The three million square feet of unencumbered flight space in the 300' x 120' x 85' netted enclosure are not considered part of the National Airspace System, which gives engineers and pilots more latitude to explore the potential of drone technology.
An adjacent lab and classroom space creates more opportunities for research, education, and outreach; the park also has a talented staff who share their expertise with both new and experienced pilots.
To access the park and schedule flight time:
- Read the protocol.
- Check for open time on the Drone Park calendar, below.
- Email VTDronePark@vt.edu with your name, organization, number participating, and requested date/time.
- Complete the one-time drone park orientation briefing here; email VTDronePark@vt.edu or call (540) 231-7303 with questions or comments.
The Virginia Tech Drone Park is located at 2143 Oak Lane; see the map below.
Drone Park map