Drone Basic Safety Rules

SMU Safety Rules for Drone Operations

  • Operator will abide by all SMU Policies and Procedures
  • Operator will abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws and meet all FAA requirements.
  • All operations shall be conducted under 400ft.
  • The drone shall be within line of sight of the operator.
  • The drone will only be operated in daylight hours.
  • The drone will not be flown in inclement weather.
  • Operator will not interfere with manned aircraft operations.
  • Operator will fly only in a sound mental state and not under the influence
  • Operator will not fly directly over people.
  • Operator will not fly directly over sporting events, Boulevard, or other mass assemblies.
  • Operator will not fly in a careless or reckless manner.
  • Operator will respect personal privacy at all times.
  • Operator will not fly near emergency response activities.