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Drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Phoenix, Arizona on 30 January 2016. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

MOR Alert for DVT
Type:
Date/Time: Jan 30, 2016 – 1622Z
A/C: MSQT726 (PA28)

Summary: MSQT726 WAS ON LEFT FOR RUNWAY 7L AT 2300FT AND REPORTED A UAV BELOW THEM AT 1700FT. MSQT726 WAS NOT AFFECTED BY THE UAV. PHOENIX POLICE NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight: MSQT726
Aircraft altitude: 2300 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 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 Robinson R22 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Robinson R22 near Phoenix, Arizona on 8 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1233M/PHOENIX-MESA GATEWAY ATCT ADVISED ROBINSON R22, REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS WHILE SOUTHWEST BOUND AT 2,000 4 NE PHOENIX-MESA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MESA PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for IWA
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Dec 8, 2015 – 1931Z
A/C: (HELO)

Summary: HELO REPORTED UAS ACTIVITY 4NM NE OF IWA AT 021. NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS RECIEVED. DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Robinson R22
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 Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near Phoenix, Arizona on 12 November 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

MOR Alert for PHX
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Nov 12, 2015 – 1635Z
A/C: HELO

Summary: HELO FLEW PAST GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (1.5 MILES NW OF PHX) AND REPORTED A DRONE AT 1300′. HE DESCRIBED IT AS BLACK IN COLOR WITH 4 MOTORS. HE SAID IT PASSED 200FT BELOW HIM NEAR THE HELIPAD AT GOOD SAM.

Aircraft: helicopter
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 Mesa Airlines CRJ-900 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-900 near Phoenix, Arizona on 8 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INT’L, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1103P/MESA 5629, CRJ9, OBSERVED A LARGE RED UAS HOVERING OVER RUNWAY 8 AT 1,500 FEET 6 NE PHX ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PHOENIX PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for PHX
Type: A/C entered airspace on other than expected/intended altitude/route/speed or without a point-out or handoff.
Date/Time: Nov 8, 2015 – 1900Z
A/C: ASH5629 (CRJ9)

Summary: ASH5629, ON 4 MILE FINAL RWY 8, REPORTED A DRONE HOVERING BETWEEN THE FINALS. LARGE DRONE, NOT SURE HOW MANY PROPELERS, 1500FT, REDDISH IN COLOR. REPORTED TO DEN AND KENNESY WITH THE AIRPORT COM CENTER

Aircraft: CRJ-900
Operator: Mesa Airlines
Flight: ASH5629
Aircraft altitude: 1500 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 13 October 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LATE REPORT PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/10-13 1540P/DEER VALLEY ATCT ADVISED UNIDENTIFIED HELO, OBSERVED A REMOTE CONTROLLED ACFT AT 800 FEET, 3-4 NE OF DVT. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN LEOS NOTIFIED AND GROUND UNITS RESPONDED TO POSSIBLE REMOTE OPERATOR.

MOR Alert for DVT
Type:
Date/Time: Oct 13, 2015 – 2240Z
A/C: (R22)

Summary: HELICOPTER REPORTED A REMOTE CONTROL AIRCRAFT 3-4 MILES NE OF DVT APPROX 800FT. AGL. POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED AND SAW A PERSON THAT WAS POSSIBLY OPERATING THE AIRCRAFT. GROUND UNITS WERE CALLED TO THE SITE. NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

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 Cessna 172 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Phoenix, Arizona on 23 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1557P/PHOENIX-DEER VALLEY REPORTED CESSNA C172, ON DOWNWIND FOR RUNWAY 25R, OVER 7TH STREET, OBSERVED A UAS AT 700 FEET. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. LEO NOT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 700 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 Airbus A320 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A320 near Phoenix, Arizona on 2 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1934P/PHOENIX TRACON REPORTED AMERICAN 605, A320, OBSERVED A BLACK AND YELLOW QUADCOPTER TYPE UAS BELOW THE NOSE OF THE ACFT AT 7,000 FEET TRAVELING NORTH BOUND 6 NNE PHX. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PHOENIX PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for P50
Number: P50-M-2015/08/02-0004
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Aug 2, 2015 – 0145Z
A/C: AAL605 (A320)

Summary: AAL605, A320, REPORTED A UAS/DRONE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE AIRCRAFT. AAL605 WAS EASTBOUND ON DOWNWIND FOR RWY26 AT PXR015/007 AT 7000 FEET. THE UAS/DRONE PASSED CLOSE UNDER THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT MOVING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT. THE UAS/DRONE WAS BLACK/YELLOW AND APPEARED TO BE A QUAD-COPTER TYPE. PHXPD, DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Airbus A320
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA605
Aircraft altitude: 7000 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 Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near Phoenix, Arizona on 22 July 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1401M/PHOENIX TRACON ADVISED SOUTHWEST 215, B737, REPORTED A QUAD COPTER AT 8,000 FEET HEADING N 13 NW PHX. EVASIVE ACTION UNKN. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for P50
Number: P50-M-2015/07/22-0003
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jul 22, 2015 – 2101Z
A/C: SWA215 (B737)

Summary: SWA215 WAS INBOUND TO PHX VIA THE BRUSR RNAV ARRIVAL OVER BRIEZ WAYPOINT (PXR 350/013) DESCENDING THROUGH 8,000 MSL WHEN THE PILOT REPORTED THEY JUST PASSED A UAS AT THEIR SAME ALTITUDE. THE PILOT STATED IT APPEARED TO BE A QUAD COPTER HEADED NORTHBOUND.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN215
Aircraft altitude: 8000 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 Diamond DA-40 near Phoenix, Arizona

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Diamond DA-40 near Phoenix, Arizona on 17 May 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1124P/DA40, REPORTED SMALL QUADCOPTER TYPE UAS AT 6,500 FEET 19 N PHOENIX. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. PHOENIX ARPT PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for P50
Number: P50-M-2015/05/17-0002
Type: Other
Date/Time: May 17, 2015 – 1710Z
A/C: (DA40)

Summary: DA40, VFR AT 65, REPORTED SEEING A DRONE PASS OFF HIS LEFT SIDE AT 65 MOVING EASTBOUND. N4139B REPORTED THE DRONE WAS SMALL, AND LOOKED LIKE A HELICOPTER. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. DEN AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Diamond DA-40
Operator:
Flight: N4139B
Aircraft altitude: 6500 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.