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Drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near San Bernadino, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near San Bernadino, California on 17 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN BERNARDINO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1945P/SOCAL TRACON ADVISED MOONEY M20P, REPORTED A UAS WITH RED BLINKING LIGHTS 5 N SAN BERNARDINO AT 9,000 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 16, 2015 – 0245Z
A/C:(M20P)

Summary: Reported UAS 5 North of SBD at 9000′ red blinking lights. No Injuries. San Bernardino Sheriff Aviation

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 9000 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 Mooney 20 near Salisbury, Maryland

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Salisbury, Maryland on 8 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SALISBURY, MD/UAS INCIDENT/1045E/POTOMAC TRACON ADVISED MOONEY M20P, OBSERVED A UAS OFF LEFT WING AT 8,500 FEET, 10 E OF SALISBURY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MARYLAND STATE POLICE NOTIFIED

CORRECTION (ALTITUDE) INFO FROM FAA OPS: SALISBURY, MD/UAS INCIDENT/1045E/POTOMAC TRACON ADVISED MOONEY M20P, OBSERVED A SILVER UAS OFF LEFT WING AT 1,500 FEET, 10 SE OF SALISBURY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MARYLAND STATE POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: AT 1545Z, M20P, LEVEL 8500′, 10 MILES EAST OF SBY,EN ROUTE TO CPK, REPORTED A DRONE TO CSIDE SECTOR. NO DESCRIPTION AT THIS TIME. WAITING FOR PILOT TO CALL. THE DRONE PASSED OFF THE AIRCRAFT’S LEFT WING AT SAME ALTITUDE.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 8500 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 Mooney 20 near Lancaster, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Lancaster, California on 25 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LANCASTER, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1811E/JOSHUA CONTROL FACILITY, ADVISED MOONEY M20P, 25 NW WJF AT 11,500 FEET REPORTED 100 YARDS OFF THE LEFT WING .THE UAS WITH GOLD ON TOP AND WHITE ON THE BOTTOM, APPROXIMATELY 1 FT IN DIAMETER. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KERN COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

AN M2OP REPORTED A UAV 100 YARDS OFF HIS LEFT WING AT 115. THE UAV WAS GOLD ON TOP, WHITE ON THE BOTTOM, AND APPROXIMATELY 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER. AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT WAS LOCATED 2 MILES EAST OF WIJYI HEADING SOUTHEAST-BOUND. NO INJURIES REPORTED. DEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 11500 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 Mooney 20 near Pensacola, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Pensacola, Florida on 3 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PENSACOLA, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1348E/PENSACOLA ATCT REPORTED MOONEY M20J, AT 1,300 FEET FOR RUNWAY 35, WHILE NORTHBOUND, OBSERVED A METALLIC UAS OPERATING 1,100 FEET OVER WATER 3.5 SOUTH OF PENSACOLA ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: M20P ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 35 PENSACOLA (KPNS) REPORTED A DRONE. THE PILOT STATED HE OBSERVED THE DRONE OFF HIS LEFT WING AT APPROXIMATELY 1,100 FEET. M20P WAS 3 1/2 MILES SOUTH OF KPNS AT 1,300 FEET AND DECENDING ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 35 WHEN HE REPORTED THE DRONE. HE STATED THAT THE DRONE WAS METALLIC IN COLOR, AND MANUVERING OVER THE BAY WATER. THE ROC,DEN, AND ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WERE CONTACTED ABOUT THE DRONE ACTIVITY.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1300 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 Mooney 20 near Windsor Locks, Connecticut

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Windsor Locks, Connecticut on 7 September 2015. Separation distance reported as 500-1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WINDSOR LOCK, CT /UAS INCIDENT/1710E/BRADLEY TRACON REPORTED MOONEY M20, OBSERVED A METALLIC UAS AT 5,000 – 5,500 FEET 25 NE WINDSOR LOCK. MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for Y90
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Sep 7, 2015 – 2045Z
A/C: (M20)

Summary: PILOT SW BOUND TO BDL AT 2045Z, VFR AT 4,500. REPORTED SIGHTING OF A UAS AT APPROXIMATELY 5,000 – 5,500′. UAS WAS DESCRIBED A “SMALL” AND METALLIC. NO OBSERVED LIGHTS, BUT DID REPORT ANTENNAE. PILOT TOOK NO EVASIVE MANEUVERS TO AVOID UAS. NEAR WARE, MA.. ACN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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.

Drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Columbus, Ohio

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Columbus, Ohio on 6 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLUMBUS, OH/UAS INCIDENT/2018E/ MOONEY M20J, ENCOUNTERED A HELICOPTER STYLE UAS OPERATING AT 4,000 FEET 10 NW BOLTON FIELD ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: M20J reported a helicopter style drone aircraft with a flashing red strob operating approximatly 10 miles NW of TZR @ 4000 feet. The controller who recieved the report did not get contact information for the pilot who landed. It did not appear that there was any need for evasive action.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
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 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 Mooney 20 near Louisville, Kentucky

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Louisville, Kentucky on 15 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOUSIVILLE, KY/UAS INCIDENT/ MOONEY M20P, OBSERVED AN UNKN TYPE UAS 100 FEET ABOVE HIM WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 1,300 FEET, 1.5 SW LOU. NO INJURIES REPORTED. LOUISVILLE METRO PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for LOU
Number: LOU-M-2015/08/15-0001
Type:
Date/Time: Aug 15, 2015 – 1620Z
A/C: (M20P)

Summary: DEPARTED RY 24, ASSIGNED HEADING 220, VFR UP TO 2500′.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1300 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 Fort Worth, Texas

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Fort Worth, Texas on 17 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 2500 feet.

FOLLOW UP INFO FROM FAA OPS: FORT WORTH, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1042C/FORT WORTH ARTCC REPORTED MOONEY M20P, ENCOUNTERED UAS 2,500 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE AT 4,500 FEET 19 SW FORT WORTH SPINKS ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. HOOD COUNTY PD NOTIFIED.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FORT WORTH, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1042C/FORT WORTH ARTCC REPORTED MOONEY M20P, ENCOUNTERED UAS 2,500 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE AT 4,500 FEET 19 SW FORT WORTH SPINKS ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ZFW
Number: ZFW-M-2015/07/17-0006
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jul 17, 2015 – 1345Z
A/C: (C172/T)

Summary: C172 REPORTED THAT HE SAW A UAS AT APPROXIMATELY 020 IN THE VICINITY OF BOOVE INTERSECTION AT 1345. DEN NOTIFIED AT 1535.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4500 ft
Separation: 2500 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 Schenectady, New York

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Mooney 20 near Schenectady, New York on 11 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 30 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SCHENECTADY, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1253E/MOONEY M20P, REPORTED SEEING A SLENDER FUSELAGE WHITE WITH RED MARKINGS UAS WITH AN 8 FT WINGSPAN AT 1,700 FEET OFF R SIDE OF ACFT. UAS WAS WITHIN 30 FEET OF ACFT 6 N SCHENECTADY COUNTY ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NY STATE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for ALB
Number: ALB-M-2015/07/11-0001
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jul 11, 2015 – 1653Z
A/C: (MO20)

Summary: Mooney was inbound to SCH RWY 22. On a 6 mile straight in final the pilot saw a remote controlled airplane ahead and to his right at a slightly lower altitude. The UAS then made a climbing hard left turn and passed off the aircraft’s left side. Pilot reported the UAS to be within 30ft of the aircraft, at 1,700 ft. Pilot described the UAS as primarily white in color with red markings on the wing tips. The shape was described as having similarities to a glider with a slender fuselage with an approximate wing span of 8ft. SCH Tower plots the location as the southern end of Ballston Lake.

Aircraft: Mooney 20
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1700 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.