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Drone sighting by a Shorts SC-7 Skyvan near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Shorts SC-7 Skyvan near Houston, Texas on 10 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1659C/HOUSTON TRACON ADVISED SHORT SC7, REPORTED OBSERVING A BLACK QUADCOPTER AT 3,000 FEET WHILE NW BOUND, 13 NNE IAH. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HOUSTON PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 10, 2015 – 2259Z
A/C: (B350)

Summary: Black quad copter UAS 7 northeast of AVVOS at 3,000. ACN

Aircraft: Shorts SC-7 Skyvan
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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 United Air Lines Airbus A320 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Houston, Texas on 6 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1338C/HOUSTON ATCT ADVISED UNITED 1191, A320, IAH – DCA, REPORTED 2 UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT WHILE NORTHEAST BOUND AT 4,500 FEET 10 ENE IAH. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HOUSTON FBI NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 6, 2015 – 1938Z
A/C: UAL1191 (A320)

Summary: The pilot of UAL1191 reported seeing two drones on the right side of the aircraft as he was climbing through 4,500 feet within a mile of the aircraft. This happened 8.5 miles NE of IAH. No evasive action was taken.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight: UA1191
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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 Beech King Air 200 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Beech King Air 200 near Houston, Texas on 24 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1056C/HOUSTON TRACON ADVISED HAWKER BEECHCRAFT BE20, FORT WORTH, TX – HOUSTON, TX, REPORTED A WHITE QUADCOPTER UAS AT 1,100 FEET BELOW THE ACFT AT THE 1 – 2 O’ CLOCK POSITION WHILE WESTBOUND AT 2,000 FEET 3 E WEST HOUSTON ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type:
Date/Time: Nov 24, 2015 – 1656Z
A/C: (BE20)

Summary: BE20 reported seeing a white quad-copter, 2 miles NW of IWS at 900′ AGL. No evasive action taken. ACN.

Aircraft: Beech King Air 200
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1100 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 Beech 36 Bonanza near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Beech 36 Bonanza near Houston, Texas on 22 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1625C/HOUSTON TRACON REPORTED HAWKER BEECHCRAFT BE35, OBSERVED A WHITE UAS AT 4,000 FEET VCNTY WEST HOUSTON ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HOUSTON POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type:
Date/Time: Nov 22, 2015 – 2325Z
A/C: (BE36)

Summary: White drone at 4000ft over IWS airport reported by PILOT.

Aircraft: Beech 36 Bonanza
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4000 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 60 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Learjet 60 near Houston, Texas on 21 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

MOR Alert for IAH
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 21, 2015 – 2312Z
A/C: XARAV (LJ60)

Summary: A/C WAS ON APPROACH TO RY08R AND REPORTED A DRONE AT 2MI FINAL AND 600′. ROC ADVISED TO NOTIFY HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEY WERE INFORMED AT 2315Z.

Aircraft: Learjet 60
Operator:
Flight: XA-RAV
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 Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Houston, Texas on 19 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/0200C/HOUSTON HOBBY ATCT REPORTED LIFE FLIGHT 7, HELICOPTER, OBSERVED A QUADCOPTER TYPE UAS AT 800 FEET 7.3 NNW HOUSTON HOBBY. HOUSTON PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for HOU
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 19, 2015 – 0700Z
A/C:

Summary: PILOT REPORTED WHAT APPEARED TO BE SINGLE QUAD-COPTER DRONE ACTIVITY. PILOT NOTICED A SINGLE RED LIGHT AT 800FT OSCILATING VERTICALLY AT ALTITUDE. HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED,

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
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 Pilatus PC-12 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Pilatus PC-12 near Houston, Texas on 15 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX /UAS INCIDENT/1340C/HOUSTON HOBBY ATCT REPORTED PILATUS PC12, OBSERVED A LARGE BLACK 6 – 8 FEET IN LENGTH UAS AT 2,800 FEET ON 4 MILE FINAL RWY 4R. NO EVASIVE ACTION. HOUSTON POLICE DEPT HELO OPS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for HOU
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Oct 15, 2015 – 1824Z
A/C: (PC12)

Summary: PC12 WAS ON A 4 MILE FINAL TO RWY 4 AT HOU AIRPORT, REPORTED A DRONE 4 MILES SE OF HOU AIRPORT AT 2800 FT. REPORTED IT MOVING VERY FAST, BLACK IN COLOR, WITH COUPLE LIGHTS ON, BIG, AND ABOUT 6 – 8 ARMS. ROC NOTIFIED. QSG NOTIFIED. DEN NOTIFIED. HOUSTON AIRPORT HELO PD NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12
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 a Van’s RV-7 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Van’s RV-7 near Houston, Texas on 12 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1858C/HOUSTON TRACON ADVISED VANS RV7, REPORTED A BLACK QUADCOPTER PASS OFF HIS LEFT SIDE AT 3,000 FEET, 9 NW SUGAR LAND REGIONAL ARPT HOUSTON, TX. EVASIVE ACTION NOT REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type:
Date/Time: Sep 12, 2015 – 2358Z
A/C: (RV7)

Summary:RV7 reported a black quad prop drone pass off his left side at their altitude, 030. The drone had lighting but did not follow. The drone was reported at the 307/09 mile fix from SGR Airport.

Aircraft: Van’s RV-7
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3000 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 Alaska Airlines CRJ-900 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-900 near Houston, Texas on 22 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1648C/HOUSTON TRACON REPORTED ALASKA 730, B739, OBSERVED A BLACK QUADCOPTER UAS AT 6,000 FEET 500 FEET OFF THE LEFT OF THE ACFT TRAVELING EASTBOUND. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HOUSTON FBI NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for I90
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 22, 2015 – 2139Z
A/C: ASA730 (B739)

Summary: ASA730 on the downwind reported a black 4 bladed drone 500 feet off their left side at the same altitude (6,000) at approximately 7-8 miles south of IAH. DEN and FBI notified.

Aircraft: CRJ-900
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS730
Aircraft altitude: 6000 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 Hughes 500 near Houston, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Hughes 500 near Houston, Texas on 22 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENTS/2032C/HOU TRACON ADVISED AGUSTA H500, AT 800 FEET 7.8 W HOU, REPORTED PASSING A UAS OUTSIDE CLASS B BUT WITHIN THE TFR STADIUM AREA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. HOU PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert: PILOT ENCOUNTERS A DRONE AT 600 TO 700 FEET AGL ON THE HOU 267 RADIAL 7.8 MILES APPRX 2 MILES SOUTH OF THE NRG STADIUM. THE HELOCOPTER DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION FROM THE FOUR BLADED 2 FOOT WIDE DRONE. THE NRG TFR IS IN EFFECT DUE TO NFL PREASON GAME.

Aircraft: Hughes 500
Operator:
Flight:
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.