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Drone sighting by a helicopter near Miami, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Miami, Florida on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI, FL/UAS INCIDENT/2235E/MIA APPROACH ADVISED HELICOPTER, FLYING AT 500 FEET REPORTED A UAS 100 FEET BELOW AND .5 MILE FROM ACFT POSITION 5 SE MIA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKE. NO DESCRIPTION GIVEN. MIA DADE CO PD.

MOR Alert for MIA
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 0349Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: (HELO), REPORTED A DRONE EVENT APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF KMIA. LIFENET 1 WAS AT 500 FEET AND THE DRONE WAS REPORTED TO BE AT 400 FEET AND APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE FROM THE HELICOPTERS POSITION. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. MDPD, ROC, DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 500 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 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 a helicopter near Miami, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Miami, Florida on 14 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIA/UAS INCIDENT/1540E/MIA ATCT REPORTED VFR HELO, ENCOUNTERED A WHITE UAS AT 400 FEET .25 NE MIA. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. MIAMI-DADE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MIA
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 14, 2016 – 2035Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: HELICOPTER REPORTED A POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF A DRONE 1/4 MILE NE OF MIA AIRPORT. HE SAID IT LOOKED WHITE AND STATIONARY AROUND 400 FT AGL. HE WASN’T 100 % SURE BUT WANTED TO ADVISE ATC. DEN AND MIAMI DADE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 400 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 helicopter near New York, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near New York, New York on 8 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1012E/NEWARK ATCT ADVISED AN UNIDENTIFIED TOUR HELICOPTER REPORTED A WHITE UAS AT 600 FEET VCNTY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.

MOR Alert for EWR
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 8, 2016 – 1514Z
A/C:HELICOPTER)

Summary: UAS ACTIVITY AT 1506Z, HELICOPTER REPORTED A WHITE UAS (DRONE) IN THE VICINITY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AT 600 FEET. DEN NOTIFIED. A HELICOPTER WAS ALSO IN THE AREA AND REPORTED THAT THEY DID NOT SEE ANYTHING AROUND THE STATUE.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 600 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 helicopter near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Phoenix, Arizona on 1 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/0119M/HELICOPTER, REPORTED SEEING A UAS OR SMALL BALLOON AT 1,800 FEET 6 W PHOENIX. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. UNKN IF LEO WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PHX
Type: VFR A/C in proximity to terrain/obstructions affecting safety of flight
Date/Time: Jan 1, 2016 – 0819Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: HELO REPORTED A DRONE OR SMALL BALOON OVER THE STACKS ABOUT SIX MILES WEST OF THE AIRPORT AT 1800FT. NO ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE PILOT

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1800 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 helicopter near Birmingham, Alabama

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Birmingham, Alabama on 19 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BIRMINGHAM, AL/UAS INCIDENT/12-19 1600C/BIRMINGHAM APCH REPORTED HELO, REPORTED WHILE LANDING CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BIRMINGHAM OBSERVED AN INDIVIDUAL ON THE ROOF FLYING A UAS AND ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON THE SAME HELO PAD AS THE CAREFLIGHT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for BHM
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 20, 2015 – 1400Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: I RECIEVED A CALL FROM A PILOT THIS MORNING WANTING TO FILE A DRONE REPORT. HE SAID AT AROUND 1800L YESTERDAY (12-19) HE LANDED AT KID HOSPITAL. HE SAID HE DID NOT SEE IT BUT ONE OF THE CREW REPORTED A DRONE. HE SAID IT LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE WAS FLYING A DRONE ON THE ROOF OF THE HOSPITAL PARKING DECK. HE SAID A NURSE TOLD THEM THAT IT LOOKED LIKE THE DRONE TRIED TO FOLLOW THE HELO INTO THE HELOPAD. I REPORTED THIS TO THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT. I ALSO CALLED THE DEN AND THE ROC.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
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 helicopter near Concord, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Concord, California on 6 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 5-15 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CONCORD, CA/UAS INCIDENT/2100P/HELICOPTER, REPORTED SEEING A UAS WITHIN 5-15 FEET OF ACFT AT 1,000 FEET 1.5 W CONCORD. EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN BY ACFT.

MOR Alert for CCR
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Dec 5, 2015 – 0500Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: HELO OPERATING VFR ON MISSION IN CLASS C, WHILE DEPARTING TO THE WEST, REQUIRED EVASIVE MANUEVERING TO AVOID DRONE 1-1 1/2 NM W OF FIELD AT APPROX 1000 FEET. REPORTED PROXIMITY OF 5-15 FEET. ROC AND DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1000 ft
Separation: 5-15 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 helicopter near Van Nuys, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Van Nuys, California on 28 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: VAN NUYS, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1653P/VAN NUYS ATCT ADVISED HELO, OBSERVED A BLACK UAS WITH RED LIGHTS WHILE NE BOUND AT 2,000 FEET, 3 S OF VNY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LAPD AIR SUPPORT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: PILOT reported an unauthorized unmanned aerial system three south of VNY over the Encino Reservoir at 2000ft moving southeast bound. The pilot described the drone as pretty large, black, bright red lights, with 4 blades on top. DEN NTFYD.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2000 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 helicopter near Butler, Pennsylvania

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Butler, Pennsylvania on 26 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BUTLER, PA/UAS INCIDENT/1747E/PIT TRACON ADVISED HELO, WHILE MANEUVERING AROUND BUTLER REPORTED COMMERCIAL TYPE UAS, WITHIN 100 FEET LATERAL AND 100 FEET VERTICALLY FROM THEM. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PIT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 26, 2015 – 2247Z
A/C: HELO

Summary: HELICOPTER WAS MANEUVERING AROUND BTP, THEY REPORTED A DRONE FLYING AROUND 2500 MSL, HELO REPORTED THE DRONE WAS WITHIN 100FT HORIZONTAL AND 100FT VERTICALLY FROM THEM. PILOT SAID THE DRONE APPEARED TO BE A COMMERCIAL TYPE.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 2500 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 helicopter near Baltimore, Maryland

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Baltimore, Maryland on 18 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BWI/UAS INCIDENT/1352E/BWI ATCT REPORTED HELO, ENCOUNTERED A UAS AT 100 FEET 4 NNE BWI. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. BALTIMORE CO PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for BWI
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 18, 2015 – 1843Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: HELO REPORTED A DRONE AT 100′. DEN AND BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 100 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.