Kansas UAS Joint Task Force JTF

Joint Task Force

The Kansas UAS Joint Task Force (JTF) was founded by the first UAS Director in the nation. Ultimately, the JTF has equipped Kansas with a seasoned team of aviation, unmanned, and industry experts pursuing one common goal: "Lead the nation in safe, practical UAS integration". The Joint Task Force is structured to enable an umbrella system of support, development, and safety through shared best practices. Together, with the Division of Aviation backbone, the JTF forms the network that is currently developing the tools and processes necessary for UAS integration at a statewide level.

JTF organizational members include:

  • K-State Polytechnic
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Parks & Wildlife
  • Kansas Sheriff's Association
  • Kansas Farm Bureau
  • Secretary of State

Remember, it is up to YOU to ensure that you're flying in a safe and legal manner. Aviation, while incredibly rewarding and fun, requires a very high commitment of accountability and responsibility!

The JTF leads UAS integration in Kansas:

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)
  • FAA UAS IPP partnerships

Enabling academia, emergency management, state officials and more:

  • Macro-level support of state/local industry
  • Connecting experts with end users
  • Promoting Kansas innovation and investment

Kansas has a UAS statute that protects you from UAS harassment:

The Kansas UAS Statute of 2016

Kansas SB 319 (2016) expands the definition of harassment in the Protection from Stalking Act to include "any course of conduct carried out through the use of [UAS] over or near any dwelling, occupied vehicle or other place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from uninvited intrusion or surveillance."