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Drone sighting by a helicopter near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Dallas, Texas on 24 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

MOR Alert for DFW
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 24, 2015 – 1900Z
A/C: (B06)

Summary: HELICOPTER, WAS BEING WORKED THROUGH DFW CLASS B AIRSPACE BY LOCAL WEST 1 WHEN THE PILOT REPORTED A MODEL AIRPLANE CAME WITHIN 200 FEET OF THEIR HELICOPTER AT 1500MSL. PILOT WAS 6 TO 7 MILES NW OF DFW AIRPORT SOUTH OF THE “VISTA RIDGE ROUTE” AND APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES EAST OF 52F AIRPORT. SOUTHLAKE DPS WAS NOTIFIED AT 1915Z. THE PILOT REQUESTED NO ASSISTANCE AND EXITED CLASS B TO THE NW.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 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 American Airlines MD-83 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-83 near Dallas, Texas on 17 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MCKINNEY ARPT, DALLAS, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1104C/DALLAS FORT WORTH TRACON REPORTED AMERICAN 248, MD83, OBSERVED A UAS AT 5,000 FEET, 2 FEET IN DIAMETER, NO COLOR GIVEN, 6 W MCKINNEY ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DALLAS FORT WORTH NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for D10
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 17, 2016 – 1704Z
A/C: AAL248 (MD83)

Summary: 1704Z DFW SOUTH FLOW VFR THE PILOT OF AAL248/MD83 REPORTED UAS ACTIVITY APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES WEST OF TKI AS THEY WERE DESCENDING FROM 6000′. THE PILOT REPORTED THE DRONE TO BE ABOUT 2 FEET IN DIAMETER AND APPROXIMATELY 1000′ BELOW THEM. DFW DPS, DEN AND ROC ADVISED.

Aircraft: MD-83
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA248
Aircraft altitude: 6000 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 a Piper PA-28 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Dallas, Texas on 3 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 500-600 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DALLAS, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1718C/DALLAS ATCT REPORTED P28A, AT 1,000 FEET, OBSERVED A QUADCOPTER UAS, AT DEPARTURE END OF RUNWAY 31R AT 400 – 500 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DALLAS PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for DAL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 3, 2016 – 2318Z
A/C: (PA28)

Summary: PA28 REPORTED A UAS AS HE DEPARTED RUNWAY 31 LEFT. PILOT STATED THE DRONE WAS NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAYS AT BACHMAN LAKE AT 400 TO 500 FEET AGL. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, ROC, DEN, ATM AND AIRPORT OPERATIONS FOR CITY OF DALLAS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: 500-600 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 Cirrus SR-22 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-22 near Dallas, Texas on 10 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DALLAS, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1245C/DALLAS-FORT WORTH TRACON ADVISED CIRRUS SR22, REPORTED A UAS 100 FEET OFF RIGHT WING AT 3,000 FEET WHILE SW BOUND, 5 SW MCKINNEY NATIONAL ARPT, DALLAS. EVASIVE ACTION NOT REPORTED. DFW DPS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for D10
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Dec 10, 2015 – 1845Z
A/C: (SR22)

Summary:A SR22, WAS AN IFR INBOUND TO ADS AIRPORT. AT 1845 UTC, PILOT WAS 5 SW OF THE TKI AIRPORT AT 3000 FEET, SOUTHWESTBOUND AND REPORTED TO THE DN CONTROLLER A DRONE, BLUE AND RED IN COLOR. PASS 100 FEET OFF THE RIGHT WING. STATEMENTS INCLUDED “PRETTY CLOSE”. THE PILOT REPORTED ON THE PHONE THAT THE DRONE WAS SAME ALTITUDE, AT 3000 FEET AND WAS MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DFW DPS/DEN/ROC/QCG AND TKIT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cirrus SR-22
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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 Robinson R66 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Robinson R66 near Dallas, Texas on 5 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DALLAS, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1800C/ ROBINSON R66, REPORTED SEEING A UAS WITH RED AND GREEN FLASHING LIGHTS AT 1,200 FEET 3.2 DALLAS – LOVE FIELD. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. TX DPS WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for DAL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 5, 2015 – 0000Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: PILOT REPORTED A DRONE IN THE DAL AIRSPACE 3.2 MILES E/SE OF THE FIELD. NO EVASIVE MANEUVER WAS NEEDED BY THE PILOT OF THE HELO. THE ONLY DESCRIPTION THE PILOT COULD GIVE WAS THAT THE UAS HAD A GREEN AND RED FLASHING LIGHT ON IT.

Aircraft: Robinson R66
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1200 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 Bombardier Challenger 600 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Bombardier Challenger 600 near Dallas, Texas on 25 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DALLAS, TX/UAS INCIDENT/251820C/FT WORTH ARTCC ADVISED, CANADAIR CL60, DAL-SBA, REPORTED A WHITE BALLOON-SIZED UAS WHICH PASSED RIGHT TO LEFT APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET IN FRONT OF WINDSCREEN UNDER 1,000 FEET DEPARTING RWY 31R DAL. EVASIVE ACTION WAS NOT TAKEN. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ZFW
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 25, 2015 – 2320Z
A/C: (CL60)

Summary: Late Entry from Log :CL60/L, KDAL./.KSBA reported to controller a white balloon-sized drone which passed right to left approximately 100 feet in front of his windscreen under 1000ft when he departed rwy 31R at DAL. Evasive action was not taken. Den notified.

Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 600
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 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 an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-900 near Dallas, Texas on 7 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 500-800 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DFW/UAS INCIDENT/1221C/DFW TRACON ADVISED ALASKA 658, B737, SEA – DFW, OBSERVED A UAS EAST OF ACFT AT 3,800 FEET, 8 W OF DFW. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DFW DPS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for D10
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 7, 2015 – 1731Z
A/C: ASA658 (B739)

Summary: DRONE REPORT – 8 MILES N OF DFW ON FINAL TO RY 18R – – PILOT OF ASA658 REPORTED A DARK COLORED DRONE APPROXIMATELY 3800 FEET MSL (300 FEET ABOVE HIM) AND 500 TO 800 FEET TO HIS LEFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION BY THE PILOT. DFW DPS NOTIFIED.ATM NOTIFIED. ROC, DEN, AND QCG NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS658
Aircraft altitude: 3800 ft
Separation: 500-800 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 MD-80 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-80 near Dallas, Texas on 23 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: GRAPEVINE, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1337C/AMERICAN 1414, MD80, WHILE ACFT WAS ON FINAL RWY 18R TO DFW REPORTED UAS OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT OVER THE GRAPEVINE DAM. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS OR ALTITUDE REPORTED. GRAPEVINE PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for DFW
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Sep 23, 2015 – 1837Z
A/C: AAL1414 (MD80)

Summary: Capt telephoned the DFW East Tower and stated a passenger on AAL1414 AUS-DFW reported seeing a drone off the right side of the aircraft as they were passing Grapevine lake dam on final to RWY 18R. The flight crew did not see the drone and was passing on the passengers sighting. ROC notified. Grapevine police notified.

Aircraft: MD-80
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1414
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 Cessna 172 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Dallas, Texas on 29 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FT WORTH, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1047C/DFW TRACON ADVISED CESSNA C172, CLIMBING OUT OF 2800 FEET SOUTH OF FTW REPORTED A UAS ABOUT A 1/4 OF THE SIZE OF CESSNA C172 WITH FOUR ROTORS AND EITHER DARK BLUE OR BLACK IN COLOR FLEW BY THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS AIRCRAFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. THE UAS APPEARED TO BE HEADING SOUTHBOUND. DFW PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for D10
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 29, 2015 – 1547Z
A/C: N172RG (C172)

Summary: 1547Z THE PILOT OF C172 WHILE CLIMBING OUT OF 2800′ SOUTH OF FTW REPORTED A DRONE ABOUT A 1/4 OF THE SIZE OF C172 WITH FOUR MOTORS AND EITHER DARK BLUE OR BALCK IN COLOR FLEW BY THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS AIRCRAFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. THE DRONE APPEARED TO BE HEADING SOUTHBOUND. DFW POLICE CALLED. DEN AND ROC NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2800 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 an American Airlines MD-83 near Dallas, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a MD-83 near Dallas, Texas on 25 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 500-1000 feet.

MOR Alert: AT 0030 UTC, AAL243, A MD83, REPORTED TO THE FW1 CONTROLLER, THAT A PASSENGER REPORTED A YELLOW DRONE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT. AAL243 WAS 15 SOUTHWEST OF DFW AIRPORT NORTHEAST BOUND AT 11,000 FEET. THE DRONE WAS REPORTED TO BE 11500-12000 FEET. THE ROC/QCG AND DEN WERE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: MD-83
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA483
Aircraft altitude: 11000 ft
Separation: 500-1000 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.