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Type: Report
Author(s): National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Publication Date: 2017

The Interagency Fire Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Guide standardizes the processes and procedures for interagency use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including pilot inspections and approvals. In support of fire management goals and objectives, the aviation community references these standards to utilize UAS in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. This guide further serves as a risk assessment for fire UAS operations and meets federal requirements for aviation safety and operational planning pertaining to recurring aviation missions. Agency level policy and guidance is provided through established federal or state plans and processes.

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Link to this document (1.4 MB; pdf)
Citation: National Wildfire Coordinating Group. 2017. Interagency fire unmanned aircraft systems operations guide. PMS 515. 25 p.

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  • fire management
  • UAS - Unmanned Aircraft System
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