Regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategic Framework

The Regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategic Framework outlines actionable steps to address opportunities and challenges associated with UAS. It sets out the following vision:

The Kansas City region is drone-friendly and a proactive leader in the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems. Through strong partnerships with public and private agencies, the region strives to create a policy and regulatory environment for UAS that supports high-quality economic development, urban planning, emergency services, public safety and related public services. The region actively promotes innovation, training and education for professional UAS operators and general guidance for recreational users.

The framework was developed through a series of facilitated planning meetings. Participants represented a blend of city and county managers, information technology specialists, university representatives, local airport officials, public works employees, public safety and zoning/codes administrators, attorneys and legal experts.