Pierce County Drone Program

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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 Ford Levee Repair Project
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 monthly are shown in the table below:
Links to Department Remotely Piloted Aircraft Information
Aircraft Currently in Use

Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Matrice 210 Version 2.0

DJI Matrice 210 Version 2.0

Mavic Pro

DJI mavic pro

Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Phantom 4 Pro +

Phantom 4 Pro +
Pictures of Aircraft in Use