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Drone sighting by an ExpressJet CRJ-900 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-900 near Atlanta, Georgia on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1557E/ATLANTA TRACON ADVISED EXPRESS JET 4967, CRJ9, TLH – ATL, OBSERVED A WHITE UAS 300 FEET BELOW ACFT TO THE LEFT WHILE AT 19,500 FEET 50 SSW OF ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. TROUP COUNTY POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: ASQ4967, CRJ9, REPORTED HAVING A WHITE DRONE PASS 300′ BELOW THEM OFF THEIR LEFT SIDE WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF 19,500′ DESCENDING INBOUND TO ATL . NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS REPORTED. TROUP COUNTY SHERRIFF DEPT AND DEN ADVISED. TROUP COUNTY SHERRIFF DEPT. LATER ADVISED THAT THE INFORMATION WAS PASSED TO HARRIS COUNTY SHERRIFF DEPT DUE TO THE LAT/LON SHOWING THE LOCATION JUST ACROSS THE COUNTY LINE.

Aircraft: CRJ-900
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ4967
Aircraft altitude: 19500 ft
Separation: 300 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by a Gulfstream III near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Gulfstream III near Atlanta, Georgia on 15 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1433E/DEKALB-PEACHTREE ATCT REPORTED GULFSTREAM GLF3, AT 1,800 FEET, OBSERVED A UAS 100 FEET BELOW ACFT EASTBOUND, 3 SE DEKALB-PEACH ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS WAS TAKEN. DEKALB ATCT WILL CONTACT DEKALB WATCH COMMANDER.

MOR Alert: GLF3, IFR, INBOUND RY 3R AT PDK FROM SOUTHEAST OF THE AIRPORT REPORTED A UAS 100 FEET BELOW HIM. PILOT WAS 3 MILES SOUTHEAST AT APPROXIMATELY 1800MSL WHEN THE PILOT SIGHTED THE UAS BELOW HIM. NO EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID THE UAS WAS REPORTED BY THE PILOT. PILOT REPORTED THAT THE UAS WAS MOVING EASTBOUND. PILOT LANDED RY 3R WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

Aircraft: Gulfstream III
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1800 ft
Separation: 100 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by a Pilatus PC-12 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Pilatus PC-12 near Atlanta, Georgia on 11 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1628E/COBALT AIR 703, PILATUS PC12, REPORTED SEEING A GREEN UAS WHILE S BOUND, 500 FEET BELOW ACFT AT 5,500 FEET 4 N ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ATLANTA PD POLICE HELICOPTER WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 11, 2015 – 2128Z
A/C: (PC12)

Summary: PC12, PDK – ABY, WAS SOUTHBOUND AT 6000′ FOUR MILES NORTH OF ATL, REPORTED A DRONE AT 5500′, LIME GREEN IN COLOR. DEN WAS ADVSD @ 2142z., ATLANTA POLICE CENTRAL DISPATCH WAS ADVSD. THERE WAS NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN AND NO OTHER A/C REPORTED THE DRONE.

Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 5500 ft
Separation: 500 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Atlanta, Georgia on 17 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATL/UAS INCIDENT/1745E/ATLANTA TRACON ADVISED DELTA 1754, B737, LAX – ATL, OBSERVED A UAS AT 12,500 FEET, 30 NW OF ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2015 – 2145Z
A/C: DAL1754 (B737)

Summary: DRONE SIGHTING – DAL1754, B739, WAS DESCENDING THROUGH 13,500′ AND REPORTED A DRONE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDING OUT OF APPROX 12,500′. NO EVASSIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN BY AIRCRAFT AND THE PILOT COULD NOT TELL THE DIRECTION OR COLOR OF THE DRONE. ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL1754
Aircraft altitude: 13500 ft
Separation: 1000 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by an American Airlines Airbus A321 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Atlanta, Georgia on 13 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA /UAS INCIDENT/1837E/ATL APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 475, A321, OBSERVED A UAS AT 3,500 FEET TRAVELING SW BOUND 7.2 WEST ATL. FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

CORRECTION INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA /UAS INCIDENT/1855E/ATL APPROACH REPORTED AMERICAN 475, A321, OBSERVED A UAS AT 3,500 FEET TRAVELING SW BOUND 7.2 WEST ATL. AMERICAN 475, HAD TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION WITH UAS. FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 13, 2015 – 2207Z
A/C: AAL475 (A321)

Summary: AAL475 DEPARTED ATL ENROUTE TO CLT ON THE DOOLY EIGHT RNAV DEPARTURE AND REPORTED JUST MISSING A DRONE WHILE FLYING SW BOUND JUST PRIOR TO FUTBL WAYPOINT WHILE CLIMBING OUT OF 3,500′. FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, ROC AND DEN ADVISED.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA475
Aircraft altitude: 3500 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 757-200 near Atlanta, Georgia on 6 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1919E/DELTA 147, B757, SLC-ATL, ENCOUNTERED A WHITE UAS OPERATING 100 FEET BELOW WHILE AT 800 FEET ON 3 MILE FINAL RWY 8L ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. ATL PD 911 NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ATL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 6, 2015 – 2315Z
A/C: DAL147 (B757)

Summary: DAL147/B757 REPORTED A DRONE ON 3 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 8L 800 FEET AGL. PIC REPORTED OFF CO-PILOT SIDE ABOUT 100 FEET BELOW AIRCRAFT, WHITE IN COLOR. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, ROC AND DEN NOTIFIED. DRONE ACTIVITY POSTED ON ATIS.

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL147
Aircraft altitude: 800 ft
Separation: 100 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Atlanta, Georgia on 4 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 2000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1620E/MOONEY M20P REPORTED SEEING A YELLOW UAS AT 1,000 FEET 3 S DE KALB-PEACHTREE ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS TAKEN. SANDY SPRINGS PD WAS NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for PDK
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 4, 2015 – 2010Z
A/C: (MO20)

Summary: PILOT INBOUND FROM THE NW AT 3000FT MSL REPORTED A UAV 3-4 MILES NW OF PDK AT 1000FT AGL. UAV WAS YELLOW IN COLOR OVER WHAT APPEARED TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD. PILOT DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE ACTION TO AVOID. ROC/WH DEN/GF DEKALB POLICE DEPT/.

MOR Alert: PILOT call the facility to advise his concerns about a safety issue that occurred on August 28, 2015 at approximately 3:00 p.m. local. PILOT stated the incident occurred on the same date he reported a drone on final approach into PDK Airport. PILOT stated he was concerned about the instructions that was provided to him. PILOT stated the controller advised him to remain left of the airport instead of west of the airport.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3000 ft
Separation: 2000 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by a Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A319 near Atlanta, Georgia on 24 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 30 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1134E/ATLANTA TRACON REPORTED DELTA 388, A319, AT 9,500 FEET VCNTY ATLANTA, GA OBSERVED A UAS OPERATING 30 FEET ABOVE ACFT. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS WAS TAKEN. BUTTS PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for A80
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 24, 2015 – 1058Z
A/C: DAL388 (A319)

Summary: DAL388 WAS INBOUND TO ATL ON THE ONYON ONE ARRIVAL AND REPORTED HAVING A DRONE PASS 30′ ABOVE THEM WHEN THEY WERE DESCENDING OUT OF 9,500′. THE PILOT DID NOT KNOW THE TYPE DRONE AND DID NOT REPORT TAKING ANY EVASIVE ACTION. THE BUTTS COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE WAS ADVISED

Aircraft: Airbus A319
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL388
Aircraft altitude: 9500 ft
Separation: 30 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by an ExpressJet Canadair CRJ-200 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Canadair CRJ-200 near Atlanta, Georgia on 21 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/2021E/ATLANTA ATCT ADVISED EXPRESS JET 5121, CRJ2, AEX – ATL, OBSERVED AN ORANGE AND WHITE, BASKETBALL SIZED, UAS WITH POSSIBLE CAMERA 200 FEET OFF LEFT SIDE WHILE INBOUND FOR RWY 27L AT 2,200 FEET, 2.5 E OF ATL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. AIRPORT POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ATL
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 21, 2015 – 0023Z
A/C: ASQ5121 (CRJ)

Summary: WHILE ESTABLISHED ON THE RWY 27L LOCALIZER 2.5 MILES EAST OF ATL, REPORTED A DRONE (ORANGE & WHITE IN COLOR AND APPROXIMATELY THE SIZE OF A BASKETBALL) AT 2200′. THE PIC STATES THAT THE DRONE PASSED ABOUT 200′ OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE DEN, THE ROC, AND APD DISPATCH NOTIFIED. (ADVISORY INCLUDED IN ATIS CONTENT).

Aircraft: Canadair CRJ-200
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ5121
Aircraft altitude: 2200 ft
Separation: 200 feet
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.

Drone sighting by an ExpressJet Canadair CRJ-200 near Atlanta, Georgia

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Canadair CRJ-200 near Atlanta, Georgia on 13 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATL/UAS INCIDENT/1747E/ATL APCH ADVISED EXPRESS JET 5102, CRJ2, MGM-ATL, OBSERVED/REPORTED BLACK-ORANGE UAS, 3 OR 4 ROTOR TYPE, 5,500 FEET ON A 12 MILE FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 09R. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. FULTON COUNTY PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A80
Number: A80-M-2015/08/13-0008
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 13, 2015 – 2139Z
A/C: ASQ5102 (CRJ2)

Summary: ASQ5102 CRJ2 REPORTED A DRONE AT 5500 ON A 12 MILE FINAL FOR RWY 9R. DEN, FULTON CO POLICE, ROC NOTIFIED. DRONE WAS REPORTED ORANGE AND BLACK WITH 3 OR 4 ROTERS.

Aircraft: Canadair CRJ-200
Operator: ExpressJet
Flight: ASQ5102
Aircraft altitude: 5500 ft
Separation: unknown
Source: FAA


Please note:

This information is based on an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sighting as reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A UAS can be a personal drone (e.g. a quadcopter), or a larger military drone.
Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.