The Aeronautics Program provides a safe and reliable aviation transportation network that serves all people and respects the environment.



The Aeronautics Program sets policies and procedures for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) use and coordinates internal Caltrans UAS operations.


UAS Operations by outside entities on the State Highway System


  • Operations associated with Caltrans construction activities and studies must be coordinated through the Caltrans resident engineer or contract manager.



  • All authorized UAS operations must be compliant with federal regulations, State laws, local ordinances, Caltrans policies and procedures, and permit/contract conditions.



For all other UAS related inquires, contact the Caltrans UAS Program