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Drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Orlando, Florida on 25 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1726E/NORTH BOUND CESSNA C172, REPORTED SEEING A SOUTH BOUND BLUE UAS OFF RIGHT WING AT SAME ALTITUDE OF 5,000 FEET 18 WNW ORLANDO. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for F11
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 25, 2016 – 2220Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: PILOT IS ON AN IFR FP NORTHBOUND AT 050. HE REPORTED A DRONE OFF HIS RIGHT WING SOUTHBOUND. THE DRONE WAS BLUE IN COLOR. NO EVASIVE ATCTION WAS NEEDED OR TAKEN. DEN,ROC AND ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT NTFD.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
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.

Drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-20 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-20 near Orlando, Florida on 21 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/0945E/CENTRAL FLORIDA TRACON ADVISED CIRRUS SR20, REPORTED A YELLOW UAS AT 3,000 FEET WHILE HEADING WESTBOUND, 10.5 NW ORLANDO. UAS PASSED OVERHEAD AT 3,100 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for F11
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 21, 2016 – 1450Z
A/C:

Summary: SR20 @ 3000′ HEADING 290 REPORTED A DRONE ON THE ORL325010.5 AT 1445Z. PILOT STATED THAT THE DRONE PASSED ABOUT 100 FT ABOVE HIM. DEN AND ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT ADVSD.

Aircraft: Cirrus SR-20
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 Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near Orlando, Florida on 9 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1442E/CENTRAL FLORIDA TRACON REPORTED SOUTHWEST 3142, B737, HOU – MCO, OBSERVED A POSSIBLE BALLOON LIKE UAS AT 1,400 FEET HEADING NORTHBOUND WHILE ON 3 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 18R ORLANDO INT’L. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for F11
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 9, 2016 – 1930Z
A/C: SWA3142 (B737)

Summary: SWA3142 REPORTED A POSSIBLE DRONE AT 1400 3 MILE FINAL TO MCO RY 18R. ORANGE IN COLOR AND APPEARED TO BE MANEUVERING NORTHBOUND. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT AND DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN3142
Aircraft altitude: 1400 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 Azul Airbus A330-200 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A330-200 near Orlando, Florida on 1 January 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

MOR Alert for MCO
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jan 1, 2016 – 1948Z
A/C: AZU8730 (A332)

Summary: RECEIVED A REPORT FROM AZU8730 (A332) ABOUT A BALLOON OR POSSIBLE DRONE ON 4 MILE FINAL RWY 17L, . PILOT STATED HE WAS UNSURE WHAT HE SAW. HAD SUBSEQUENT ARRIVALS REPORT ANY ACTIVITY IN THE REPORTED AREA AND RECEIVED NEGATIVE REPORTS. CANNOT CONFIRM DRONE ACTIVITY IN AREA REPORTED.

Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
Operator: Azul
Flight: AZU8730
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 Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Orlando, Florida on 1 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1505E/CENTRAL FLORIDA TRACON ADVISED CONN203, CESSNA C172, OBSERVED A DARK IN COLOR, QUAD COPTER, UAS PASS 100 FEET ABOVE ACFT WHILE N BOUND AT 2,500 FEET 60 SE OF ORL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for F11
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jan 1, 2016 – 2005Z
A/C: CONN203 (C172)

Summary: CONN203 (C172) WAS AT 2,500 FEET AND REPORTED SEEING A QUAD DRONE AT 2,600 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS NEEDED. BREVARD COUNTY WAS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
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 an American Airlines Airbus A321 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A321 near Orlando, Florida on 22 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1139E/MCO ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 1905, A321, OBSERVED A UAS WHILE ON 6 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 17L AT 2,600 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS GIVEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MCO
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 22, 2015 – 1633Z
A/C: AAL1905 (A321)

Summary: AAL1905 A321 REPORTED POSSIBLE DRONE/BALLON AT 2600FT ON LOC, ABOVE GLIDE PATH, RWY 17L. DEN AND ORANGE CO SHERIFF DEPT NOTIFIED AT 1640Z.

Aircraft: Airbus A321
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1905
Aircraft altitude: 2600 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 Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Orlando, Florida on 6 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 100-200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS EVENT/1047E/ORLANDO EXECUTIVE ATCT REPORTED CESSNA C172, REPORTED A SMALL WHITE QUADCOPTER UAS AT 300 TO 400 FEET 1.5 W ORL. NO INJURIES REPORTED. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for ORL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 6, 2015 – 1547Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: , A SINGLE ENGINE CESSNA 172, DEPARTED ORL TO REMAIN IN THE LEFT TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR RUNWAY 7. THE PILOT REPORTED A SMALL 4 ENGINE WHITE DRONE WHEN ENTERING THE BASE TO RUNWAY 7 AT 1547Z. THE DRONE WAS REPORTED AT 200-300 FT AND 1/4 MILE NORTH OF THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE. NO FURTHER REPORTS OR INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED. YESTERDAY, 12/05/2015, ORL ALSO REFERENCED DRONE ACTIVITY IN THE SAME LOCATION.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 300-400 ft
Separation: 100-200 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 Piper PA-28 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Orlando, Florida on 5 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

MOR Alert for ORL
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 5, 2015 – 1834Z
A/C: (P28A)

Summary: PILOT WAS DOING TOUCH AND GOES IN THE PATTERN AND REPORTED A DRONE 100FT BELOW HIM OFF HIS RIGHT WING WHILE IN THE BASE LEG TURN AT 1834Z. PILOT WAS AT 1000FT OVER LAKE EOLA.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
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 a Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near Orlando, Florida on 24 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1341E/ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL APCH ADVISED SOUTHWEST 1585, B737, MANCHESTER, NH – ORLANDO, FL, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED BLACK UAS BELOW AND TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT WHILE SB AT 500 FEET ON 1 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 35R. NO EVASIVE ACTION. ORANGE COUNTY PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MCO
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 24, 2015 – 1841Z
A/C: SWA1585 (B737)

Summary: SWA1585 B737 REPORTED DURING ROLLOUT ON RWY 35R A DRONE JUST BELOW AND RIGHT OF THE THEM WHILE ON 1 MILE FINAL TO RWY 35R. SWA1585 REPORTED THE DRONE AS BLACK IN COLOR AND NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. UNABLE TO CONTACT ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF AND OR OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFF.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN1585
Aircraft altitude: 500 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 Airbus A320 near Orlando, Florida

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Orlando, Florida on 29 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/4 mile feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1315E/JET BLUE 251, A320 REPORTED OBSERVING A UAS (NO DESCRIPTION PROVIDED), AT 1,100 FEET, ON THE LEFT SIDE, WHILE ON 1/4 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 17L. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for MCO
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 29, 2015 – 1715Z
A/C: JBU251 (A320)

Summary: JBU251 A320 REPORTED SIGHTING DRONE AT 1100′ 1/4 MILE TO HIS LEFT (EAST) OVER COCAS ON FINAL TO RY 17L. NO EVASIVE MANEUVER REQUIRED, ACFT LANDED, NORMAL SERVICES PROVIDED. DEN AND ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NTFD.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: JetBlue
Flight: JB251
Aircraft altitude: 1100 ft
Separation: 1/4 mile 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.