The Drone Safety Team (DST) is an industry-government partnership committed to ensuring the safe operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS). The DST strives to enable the safe integration of UAS by defining consensus-based safety enhancements based on a data-driven process and collaboration amongst members of the UAS industry.

The Drone Safety Team is thrilled to announce that we are accepting new members! Please read the following information to decide if you would like to be a voting member or an associate member and complete the form. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Organizational Member Types and Categories:

Voting Member (Industry) - Represent US companies or organizations that design, manufacture, operate, test, provide services for or otherwise directly support drone systems or the drone industry.

Voting Member (Government & Academia) - Represent US government agencies or wholly academic institutions (e.g. not corporations such as "institutes" that may be associated or affiliated with an academic institution) that design, operate, test, regulate or conduct RDT&E activities for drones.

Associate Members (non-voting) - Represent US companies, organizations or associations that do not meet the criteria for voting members but who are stakeholders in safely integrating drones into the National Airspace System.

Observers (non-voting) - Are entities who do not fall into the above categories but that have a unique perspective or ability to contribute to DST activities. Observers may include certain non-US government agencies, such as regulators.

Voting Member organizations may select one Primary member who votes on behalf of the organization. Organizations may also designate an Alternate member who votes when the primary member is unavailable. Observers (from any type of organization) are non-voting members and may be allowed to attend when there is value to the DST.

Check out our library! DTS is pleased to provide the UAS community with insights into drone safety, along with our updated bylaws, reports, training materials, and more.

Thank you for your interest in the Drone Safety Team. We are happy to assist you. Please provide your preferred contact information and a brief message, and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.

For questions on Drone Safety Team, contact:

What Type of Drone User are you?

Whether you’re a new drone pilot or have years of experience, rules and safety tips exist to help you fly safely in the national airspace. To get started, select which type of drone user you are and find out what rules and regulations apply to your specific situation. You can then begin researching where it is safe to fly and when you need approval to fly.

Hobby/Racing Pilots
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Public Safety Pilots
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Part 107
The rules and regulations for UAS are changing as more and more drones take to the skies. Make sure you stay up to date on all of the safety requirements.
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive, safety reporting system that receives safety reports from pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers, cabin crew, maintenance technicians, and now UAS operators. Anyone involved in UAS operations can file a NASA ASRS report to describe close calls, hazards, violations, and safety related incidents.
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