ROC’s Drone PolicyPosted: June 22, 2014
Due to guidance from our national governing organizations, as of October 2019, ROC prohibits the use of all drones, UAVs, RC aircraft and any other flying devices that are not rocket powered boost gliders, regardless of location or time at our events.
No…we don’t allow the type of drones pictured here, even though there is a missile in the photo! We have been asked in the past about drone usage at ROC launches. With hobby drones in the news lately, we thought that we’d let everyone know what our policy is. The first and foremost concern at all ROC launches is SAFETY! Drones are normally flown under RC Aircraft rules and conventions, which means that you can’t fly a drone over the parking area, spectators, or safety zones. We do allow drones to the South of the parking area, please be careful. We also allow drones on the range for special purposes like getting a cool video of a launch from above. Drones on the range require prior coordination with a ROC Board Member and are at the discretion of the LCO and RSO at the range head. Thanks, and let’s all have safe fun!