Pierce County Remotely Piloted Aircraft System program

Pierce County began a centrally coordinated remote pilot program in early 2018 to provide guidance and oversight for diverse data collection needs. The program supports FAA-certified commercial remote pilots using proven hardware and software solutions configured for consistently safe and efficient data gathering across various departments.

Our certified remote pilots operate under a locally developed and approved set of standards for Pierce County and follow established workflows for data management.

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RPAS Footage of the Chambers Creek Regional Treatment Plant
Approved Use CasesDepartment Use Cases
There are currently 15 approved use cases for County departments.
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Approved Use CasesPierce County RPAS Standards
Guidelines on the purchase,registration, and safe, efficient, lawful use of RPAS.
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RPAS Flight Log

 Last 30 days of operations updated weekly are shown in the table below:
Aircraft Currently in Use

DJI Inspire 1 version 2.0

DJI Inspire 1 2.0

DJI Phantom 4

DJI Phantom 4

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI mavic pro

DJI-M200

DJI-M200
Pictures of Aircraft in Use