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Drone sighting by a Sky Regional Embraer ERJ-170 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-170 near Boston, Massachusetts on 5 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1320E/BOSTON TRACON ADVISED CANADA REGISTERED SKY REGIONAL 7626, E170, OBSERVED A UAS WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 800 FEET ON 2 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 22L BOSTON. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS REPORTED. NO UAS DESCRIPTION GIVEN. MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-170
Operator: Sky Regional
Flight: SKV7626
Aircraft altitude: 800 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 JetBlue Embraer ERJ-190 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-190 near Boston, Massachusetts on 5 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1219E/BOSTON TRACON ADVISED JET BLUE 490, E190, DCA – BOS, OBSERVED A WHITE UAS WITH WHITE STROBES AND 4 PROPS, WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND ON FINAL RUWAY 22L AT 700 FEET 1 NE BOS. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS REPORTED. MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-190
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB490
Aircraft altitude: 700 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 JetBlue Embraer ERJ-190 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-190 near Boston, Massachusetts on 1 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOS/UAS INCIDENT/1239E/BOS ATCT ADVISED JETBLUE 490, E190, WHILE ON APCH TO RUNWAY 22L, REPORTED A WHITE UAS WITH STROBES, 1 NE BOS AT 700 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MASS STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for BOS
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 1, 2016 – 1719Z
A/C: JBU490 (E190)

Summary: DRONE SIGHTING APPROACH RY22L, JBU490, E190, APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE NE OF BOS, 700FT, POSSIBLE WHITE DRONE WITH STROBES. STATE POLICE, DEN, ROC, A90, MASSPORT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-190
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB490
Aircraft altitude: 700 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 Sky Regional Embraer ERJ-175 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Embraer ERJ-175 near Boston, Massachusetts on 25 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1320E/BOSTON ATCT ADVISED CANADA REGISTERED SKY REGIONAL 7626, E175, TORONTO-BOSTON, REPORTED A UAS WHILE ON A 2 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 22L AT 800 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS PROVIDED. MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for BOS
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Dec 25, 2015 – 1820Z
A/C: SKV7626 (E170)

Summary: SKV7626, E170, CFEKS, LANDING RY 22L REPORTED A DRONE ON A 2 MILE FINAL, APPROX. 800′ WHILE LANDING RY 22L. DEN / THE MASS STATE POLICE NOTIFIED. APPROX. COORDINATES 42N 24 26, 70W 58 44.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-175
Operator: Sky Regional
Flight: SKV7626
Aircraft altitude: 800 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 Cessna 206 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 206 near Boston, Massachusetts on 1 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1319E/BOSTON TRACON ADVISED CESSNA C208, AT 12,000 FEET 20 NNE BOS, OBSERVED A SILVER UAS AT 12,200 FEET HEADING EASTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A90
Type: A/C entered airspace on other than expected/intended altitude/route/speed or without a point-out or handoff.
Date/Time: Sep 1, 2015 – 1705Z
A/C: (C206)

Summary: C206, VFR, at 12,000ft reported sighting of an UAS at 12,200ft, silver in color moving east in the vicinity of Ipswich, MA. They did not advise seeing anyone on the ground, nor a mid-air.

Aircraft: Cessna 206
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 12000 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 a Cessna 182 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 182 near Boston, Massachusetts on 30 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1117E/BOSTON TRACON ADVISED CESSNA C182, REPORTED RED AND BLACK QUADCOPTER 500 FEET BELOW THE ACFT WHILE NORTHBOUND AT 4,500 FEET 15 N BOS. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS WERE NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for A90
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 30, 2015 – 1517Z
A/C: (C182)

Summary: Pilot reported a “drone” pass 500ft below him 15 miles north of BOS. UAS was a 2ft in diameter quad-copter and was red/black in color. Den notified.

Aircraft: Cessna 182
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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 JetBlue Airbus A320 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Boston, Massachusetts on 17 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1531E/BOSTON ATCT REPORTED JETBLUE 591 WHILE ON THE GROUND AWAITING DEPARTURE FACING SOUTHEAST WITH THE WATER ON THE RIGHT OBSERVED 2 UAS BELOW 1,000 FEET PROCEEDING ACROSS THE ARRIVAL END OF THE RUNWAYS TOWARDS THE CITY. MASSACHUSETTS STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for BOS
Number: BOS-M-2015/08/17-0004
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 17, 2015 – 1915Z
A/C: JBU951 (A320)

Summary: JBU951 REPORTED TWO UAV’S TRANSITING FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST ACROSS THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAYS 4R AND 4L. STATE POLICE NOTIFIED. DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB951
Aircraft altitude: 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 Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near Boston, Massachusetts on 17 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1459E/BOSTON TRACON REPORTED SOUTHWEST 1027, B737, BNA – BOS, OBSERVED A UAS WHILE ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 4R AT 800 FEET. UAS WAS 1/4 MILE OFF RIGHT SIDE AND BELOW ACFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS TO BE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for BOS
Number: BOS-M-2015/08/17-0003
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 17, 2015 – 1855Z
A/C: SWA1027 (B737)

Summary: SWA1027 REPORTED A DRONE CROSSING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT WELL BELOW HIM AS HE WAS ON AN APPROXIMATELY 3/4 MILE FINAL RY4R. EVASIVE ACTION WAS NOT REQUIRED. ALL CONCERNED NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN1027
Aircraft altitude: 800 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 Learjet 45 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Learjet 45 near Boston, Massachusetts on 14 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WISCASSET, ME/UAS INCIDENT/1030E/BOSTON ARTCC ADVISED LEARJET LJ45, AUGUSTA, ME – WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY, OBSERVED A 2-3 FT, BRIGHT ORANGE, UAS AT 12,000 – 13,000 FEET, VCNTY OF IWI. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ZBW
Number: ZBW-M-2015/08/14-0004
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 14, 2015 – 1430Z
A/C: (LJ45)

Summary: A/C on departure from AUG reported an UAS (DRONE) 2 to 3 feet in size, bright orange operating in the vicinity of IWI Airport at about 12,000 to 13,000 feet. The drone did not come close to the aircraft, no maneuvers taken by aricraft. Local law enforcement, DEN, PWM APCH, ROc notified.

Aircraft: Learjet 45
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 12-13000 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 Cessna 182 near Boston, Massachusetts

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 182 near Boston, Massachusetts on 13 June 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1245E/BOSTON TRACON REPORTED UAS WAS OBSERVED BY SKYDV5, CESSNA, C182, SKYDIVERS REPORTED UAS .5 NORTH OF PEPPEREL AIRPORT AT 5,000 FEET. UAS WAS DESCRIBED AS 4 TO 5 FEET IN LENGTH AND METALLIC IN COLOR. NO LEO NOTIFICATION.

MOR Alert for A90
Number: A90-M-2015/06/13-0003
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jun 13, 2015 – 1635Z
A/C: SKYDV5 (C182)
Summary: Skydivers reported seeing a UAS 1/2 mile north of the Pepperel airport (26MA) at 5,000 ft. UAS is estimated to be 4-5 feet across and metalic in color.

Aircraft: Cessna 182
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 5000 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.