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Requirements for Flight at Camp Roberts

Operating an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at an NPS Field Experimentation (FX) event requires extensive paperwork. If you intend to fly any aircraft at JIFX (including “RC,” “Hobby,” “Quad Rotor”,  “Drones,” etc.), you must carefully read the following instructions and complete the required documents prior to the event’s “required flight forms due” date listed under Important Dates.

 

Instructions for Non-Government Flyers

You may download all of the following 6 documents as a single compressed file. Please carefully read the special instructions below before completing and submitting documents.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Each of these forms must be signed and submitted using blue ink. If your experiment involves multiple UAS, DD 2401 must list each model that will be flown at the event.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: “Overall Residual Risk Level,” (block 10 on the form) must reflect the highest level indicated in the “Residual Risk Level” column (block 9 on the form). If your experiment involves multiple, different models of UAS, you must complete a separate DD 2977 form for each model.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: If your experiment involves multiple, different models of UAS, you must complete a separate UAS RCC Questionnaire for each model.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: These documents are furnished by the insurance company that covers the organization who will be operating the UAS(s) – the above file is merely an example for your information. Two of these certificates must be provided, one listing the Naval Postgraduate School, and one listing the California Army National Guard in the "Certificate Holder" block. It must indicate at least $1,000,000 in liability coverage.  

  1. DD 2400: Certificate of Insurance

  2. DD 2401: Landing Permit

  3. DD 2402: Hold Harmless Agreement

  4. DD Form 2977: Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheet

  5. UAS RCC Questionnaire

  6. Certificates of Liability Insurance

 

Instructions for Government Flyers

You may download all of the following three documents as a single compressed file. Please carefully read the special instructions below before completing and submitting documents.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) instructional memo describes the process for procuring a IFC for Department of the Navy (DON) organizations. Other DoD entities must similarly obtain airworthiness certificate and authorization to fly from their respective service orgainization.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: “Overall Residual Risk Level,” (block 10 on the form) must reflect the highest level indicated in the “Residual Risk Level” column (block 9 on the form). If your experiment involves multiple, different models of UAS, you must complete a separate DD 2977 form for each model.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: If your experiment involves multiple, different models of UAS, you must complete a separate UAS RCC Questionnaire for each model.

  1. Interim Flight Clearance (IFC)
  2. DD Form 2977: Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheet
  3. UAS RCC Questionnaire