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Drones at UTA Libraries: Home

Information about UTA Libraries Drone (Quadcopter) training, lending and club.

Contact us about Drones

Please contact librarydrones@uta.edu with any questions or feedback regarding drone training, lending and club activities.

We also have a Discord channel. Please contact us at the email address above to request an invitation.

Drone Club

Drone Club has suspended activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume activities in Fall 2021 semester. Please check our blog for the most recent updates.

AY 21-22 Theme Announced!

Over the 2021-22 academic year, UTA Libraries Drone Club will plan, organize and design a First Person Video (FPV) quadcopter race. There will be two classifications: homemade drones and off-the-shelf drones. Planning begins in September. More information to come!

Drone Lending

As of Summer 2021, UTA Libraries offers drones for lending. UTA faculty, staff and students may borrow one of our drones after completing a free training course and supplying a certificate of completion, a drone borrowing application, and a liability waiver.

We presently have three Snaptain S5C quadcopters available. We anticipate adding more variety over the coming year.

Promotional Graphic for Snaptain S5C from dronesonline.net

Drone Training

At this time, UTA Libraries is not offering FAA-recognized drone training. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched it's own drone safety training network in June 2021, and all recreational flyers must complete the training before flying their drones outdoors. UTA Libraries is not part of the network of official FAA training partners, but we will accept an official training certification from any of the official FAA partner sites. These trainings sites are listed in the link below.