Planning on utilizing drones on a TxDOT project? Make sure you know the standards and policies that apply to you.
Description or Abstract approxiamately 200-250 words: Unmanned aerial systems(UAS)–also known as drones, UAVs, RPAs, Quad/Hex/Octo-copters–as an emerging technology has proven itself as an efficient tool to acquire more data in a safe, fast, cost-efficient manner. The utilization of this technology is encouraged on TxDOT projects–but there are standards, policy, and procedures in place that must be adhered to. Join me as we discuss the TxDOT UAS Flight Operations and User’s Manual, how to submit flight plans and pre-approvals, and the general rules for operating UAS on behalf of TxDOT.