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Drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near San Diego, California on 24 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1125P/GILLESPIE ATCT ADVISED CESSNA C172, REPORTED PAX OBSERVED A UAS AT 1,800 FEET, 1.5 N GILLESPIE FIELD ARPT, SAN DIEGO. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. EL CAJON PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for SEE
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 24, 2015 – 1714Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: C172 REPORTED UAS ACTIVITIES 1 1/2 MILES NE OF THE FIELD AT 1800 AGL. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
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 Piper PA-28 near San Diego, California

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

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 5, 2015 – 2155Z
A/C: (P28A)

Summary: PILOT reported a silver quad-copter northbound, 4 miles east of SLI VOR. PILOT WAS AT 030, QUAD COPTER WAS APPROX 100 FT. BELOW.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
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 an aircraft near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an aircraft near San Diego, California on 3 December 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

MOR Alert: 1/2 MILE INSIDE LAKE MURRAY @ 1800′ AGL PILOT’S WIFE REPORTED DRONE 500′ BELOW. SILVER 1’X1′ QUADCOPTER. NO TCAS MANEUVER, NO OTHER COMMENTS OR CONCERNS.

Aircraft: aircraft
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1800 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 Cirrus SR-22 near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-22 near San Diego, California on 24 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1510P/SOCAL TRACON ADVISED CIRRUS SR22, OBSERVED A BLACK UAS 500 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE AT 3,800 FEET, 8 E OF MONTGOMERY FIELD ARPT, SAN DIEGO, CA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN DIEGO SHERIFF OFFICE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 24, 2015 – 2210Z
A/C: (SR22)

Summary: WAS ON FINAL APPROACH TO MYF @ 3800′ AND REPORTED A BLACK DRONE APPROXIMATELY 500′ BELOW HIM. SD SHERIFF NOTIFIED. DEN NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cirrus SR-22
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3800 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 Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 757-200 near San Diego, California on 23 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENTS/0114P/SAN DIEGO ATCT ADVISED DELTA 8873, B752, PHOENIX, AZ- SAN DIEGO, REPORTED PASSING A SMALL, BOXY UAS OFF THE LEFT SIDE AT UNKN ALTITUDE WHILE ON 9-10 MILE FINAL TO SAN DIEGO. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEOS NOTIFICATION UNKN.

MOR Alert for SAN
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 23, 2015 – 0814Z
A/C: DAL8873 (B757-200)

Summary: In a slight right turn to join a 9-10 mile final, DAL reported a drone off the left side. Later described it as small, high, and possibly boxy object. Both crew members saw it as they had just passed through a thin cloud layer and the landing lights seemed to have reflected off the surface of the object. Not sure if it was self-lit, only saw it for a brief moment, and did not make any evasive manuever as they were already turning away from it.

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight: DL8873
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 San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a helicopter near San Diego, California on 25 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/2 mile feet.

MOR Alert for MYF
Number: MYF-M-2015/07/25-0002
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jul 25, 2015 – 2320Z
A/C: CORP 4 (HELO)

Summary: Corporate 4 reported a red & white R/C plane w/approx 4 foot wingspan approximately 100 feet above and 1/2 mile horizontal distance from the helicopter (mode C was 1600 MSL) over an R/C airstrip.

Aircraft: helicopter
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: 1/2 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.

Drone sighting by a Piper PA-28R near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28R near San Diego, California on 14 July 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1024P/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ADVISED PIPER P28R, OBSERVED A UAS OPERATING IN THE CLASS B AIRSPACE AT 4,600 FEET 17.5 NORTHEAST MISSION BAY VORTAC, SAN DIEGO. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN DIEGO PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for SCT
Number: SCT-M-2015/07/14-0001
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jul 14, 2015 – 1724Z
A/C: (P28R)

Summary: Pilot reported observing a UAS/UAV (drone) operating in the NKX Class Bravo airspace at the MZB 047R 17.5NM (N32-55-27.4 W116-55-19.0) at 4,600′ MSL, the pilot did not have to take evasive action to avoid the drone.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28R
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4600 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 San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near San Diego, California on 11 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 100 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1206P/SOUTHWEST 1589, B737 REPORTED SEEING A 24″ IN DIAMETER SILVER “OSPREY” TYPE UAS AT 100 FEET BELOW ACFT ALTITUDE OF 4,200 FEET HEADING S-N VCNTY SAN DIEGO. NO EVASIVE TAKEN. SAN DIEGO COUNTY PD WAS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SAN
Number: SAN-M-2015/07/11-0001
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jul 11, 2015 – 1918Z
A/C: SWA1569 (B737)

Summary: SWA1569 ADVISED TOWER THAT THEY SAW A DRONE WHILE ON BASE TO RWY27. PILOT WAS AT 4200FT SOUTH BOUND AND DRONE CAME WITHIN 100FT. 12-24″ IN SIZE, SILVER, TYPE: SIMILAR TO AN OSPREY, TRAVELLING SOUTH TO NORTH. PILOT DID NOT REPORT TAKING ANY ACTION IN RESPONSE TO UAS, ACN.

MOR Alert for SCT
Number: SCT-M-2015/07/11-0004
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jul 11, 2015 – 1906Z
A/C: SWA1569 (B737)

Summary: SWA1569 REPORTED A SILVER DRONE 24″ IN DIAMETER AT 4200′, THE DRONE WAS APPROX 100′ BELOW THE ACFT HEADING S-N. SDCPD WAS NOTIFIED VIA TELEPHONE

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN1589
Aircraft altitude: 4200 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 San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near San Diego, California on 25 June 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/0919P/SAN DIEGO ATCT REPORTED THAT NETJETS 826, CESSNA C560, AND SOUTHWEST 4354, B737, REPORTED A BLACK & BLUE X-SHAPED UAS AT APPROX 1,500 FEET, 3 E SAN DIEGO. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SAN
Number: SAN-M-2015/06/25-0001
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jun 25, 2015 – 1618Z
A/C: EJA829 (C560)

Summary: EJA829, C560, FOLLOWED BY SWA4354, B737, REPORTED DRONE FLY-BY APPROXIMATELY 3 MILE FINAL, INSIDE REEBO, EAST OF BALBOA PARK @ APPROX 1,500 FEET. EJA829 DESCRIBED UAS AS BLACK AND BLUE, WITH ORANGE TRIM, AND SHAPED LIKE AN “X”. ALL CHECKLIST NOTIFICATIONS COMPLETED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN4354
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 NetJets Cessna 680 near San Diego, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 680 near San Diego, California on 24 June 2015. Separation distance reported as 300 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN DIEGO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1425P/SAN ATCT ADVISED NETJETS 372, CESSNA C680, REPORTED A BLACK X SHAPED UAS 3 FEET IN DIAMETER PASSED 300 FEET ABOVE ACFT AT 1,500 FEET 4 E SAN. UNKN IF ANY EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN DIEGO PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SAN
Number: SAN-M-2015/06/24-0002
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Jun 24, 2015 – 2125Z
A/C: EJA372 (C680)

Summary: EJA372 REPORTED A DRONE FLEW OVER AIRCRAFT AT A 4 MILE FINAL AT 015 FEET,300 FEET ABOVE EJA372. DRONE WAS BLACK IN COLOR, AND X SHAPED 3 FEET IN DIAMETER.

Aircraft: Cessna 680
Operator: NetJets
Flight: EJA372
Aircraft altitude: 1500 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.