AUVSI Remote Pilots Council

The Trusted Operator Program (TOP) has been recognized as a critical effort for remote pilots and training organizations to demonstrate RELIABILITY, SAFETY, PROFESSIONALISM AND TRUST in the UAS industry. As an independent community based association, AUVSI will give more power and credibility to its members and increase the ability for AUVSI to advocate on their behalf with this TOP community based initiative.

The industry has expressed an urgent need to unify and reach consensus on a minimum levels of training protocols that support RELIABILITY, SAFETY, PROFESSIONALISM and TRUST. These training protocols included in the TOP, will close the gaps, produce industry agreed consensus and attract many benefits and tangible dividends such as; insurance premium rebates, demonstrated commitment to safety, and waiver dividends and greater power to advocate for industry needs.

TOP Resources

  • Watch a webinar hosted by Tracy Lamb, Vice President of Regulatory & Safety Affairs and Chief Pilot of the Remote Pilots Council.
  • Watch an interview of Brian Wynne, AUVSI CEO, and Tracy Lamb discussing the TOP.



Aeryon Labs
Agricultural Aerial Remote Sensing Standards Council
ASTM/TriVector Services
AUVSI Cascade Chapter
AUVSI Nevada Chapter
Aviators Code Initiative
Carolina Drone Academy
Consortiq LLC
DNV GL Business Assurance USA Inc.
Earth Terminal Control
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

FAA Safety Team, AFS-920
FlightSafety Services Corporation
Galaxy UAV
Insitu, Inc
King Schools
Measure UAS, INC.
National Association of Tower Erectors
National Council on Public Safety UAS
Nexutech, LLC
NGAT Consortium at NC State University
North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Aviation
Oceans Unmanned, Inc.
Planet Inhouse, Inc.
Praxis Aerospace Concepts Int'l, Inc
RBD Solutions

Remote Control Video Productions
Roswell Flight Test Crew/AUVSI Cascade Chapter
SAE International
SGS Aviation Compliance
TAMU-CC: Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence
Texas A&M Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue
Three Canyon Farms
Topsight Imaging, LLC
Unmanned Experts Inc.
Unmanned Safety Institute
Virginia UAS
Wyvern Ltd.
York County Fire and Life Safety