The FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) (PDF) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision. Membership (PDF) is comprised of CEO/COO-level executives from a cross-section of stakeholders representing the wide variety of UAS interests, including industry, research and academia, retail, and technology.
All DAC meetings are open to the public, except as provided by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). All meeting materials are publically available subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Please email the UAS Integration Office. Read comments that have been submitted to the DAC here:
- 2020 Comments Submitted to the DAC (as of 5/28/2020) (PDF)
- 2019 Comments Submitted to the DAC (as of 10/28/2019) (PDF)
Solicitation for New DAC Members
The FAA issued a notice to solicit nominations for qualified candidates to serve on the DAC. This notice seeks qualified candidates to fill future vacancies on the DAC. Applications received before August 18, 2020 were accepted to fill open vacancies from the 75 candidates that responded to the solicitation. We hope to notify all candidates of their status in the coming months. Read the Federal Register Notice for more information.
Next DAC Meeting
Information about the next DAC meeting will be posted here when it is available.
Previous DAC Meetings and Materials
- October 22, 2020 – Virtual
- June 19, 2020 – Virtual
- February 27, 2020 – Washington, DC
- October 17, 2019 – Washington, DC
- June 6, 2019 – Arlington, VA
- July 17, 2018 – Santa Clara, CA
- September 2016 – May 2018