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Drone sighting by a FedEx Airbus A300-600 near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by an Airbus A300-600 near San Jose, California on 19 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1727P/FEDEX 3724, A306, REPORTED A UAS ON WEST SIDE WHILE ON 7 MILE FINAL TO RUNWAY 30L AT 1,800 FEET. EVASIVE ACTION NOT REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: PILOT REPORTED UNMANNED DRONE ON WEST SIDE OF 7 MILE FINAL APPROACH TO 30L AT 018

Aircraft: Airbus A300-600
Operator: FedEx
Flight: FX3724
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 Surf Air Pilatus PC-12 near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Pilatus PC-12 near San Jose, California on 20 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1539P/NORCAL TRACON ADVISED SURF AIR 301, PC12, REPORTED A UAS 200 FEET BELOW ACFT ALTITUDE OF 600 FEET 20 SE SJC. EVASIVE ACTION NOT REPORTED. NOT REPORTED IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for NCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 20, 2015 – 2239Z
A/C: URF301 (PC12)

Summary: URF301 WAS AT THE SJC169020 AT 6000 INBOUND TO SQL WHEN HE REPORTED A DRONE APPROXIMATELY 200 FT BELOW HIM.

Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12
Operator: Surf Air
Flight: 301
Aircraft altitude: 600 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 Southwest Boeing 737-300 near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-300 near San Jose, California on 18 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1246P/NORCAL TRACON ADVISED SOUTHWEST 369, B733, LAX-SFO, REPORTED A RED AND SILVER UAS PASSED OFF RIGHT WHILE DESCENDING THRU 6,500 FEET 2-4 MILES W SJC. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. SAN JOSE PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for NCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 18, 2015 – 1938Z
A/C: SWA369 (B737)

Summary: SWA369/B737 INBOUND TO SFO VIA SERFR ARRIVAL REPORTED SIGHTING A RED AND SILVER DRONE 2 FEET IN DIAMETER OFF THEIR RIGHT SIDE WHILE DESCENDING THROUGH 6500 BETWEEN EDDYY AND SWELS. SJC TOWER PERSONNEL CONFIRMED SIGHTING 2-4 MILES WEST OF SJC VARIOUS ALTUDES.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-300
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN369
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.

Drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near San Jose, California on 5 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1530P/REID-HILLVIEW ATCT ADVISED CESSNA C172, REPORTED A UAS AT 1,100-1,200 FEET WHILE ON 3 MILE FINAL TO RHV. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for RHV
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Sep 5, 2015 – 2124Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: UPON LANDING, PILOT REPORTED TO GC OF DRONE ACTIVITY AT 1,100-1,200 ON 3-MILE FINAL INTO RHV. LC WAS NTFD AND GAVE ADVISORY ON FREQ. COLOR/SIZE UNKNOWN. NO INFO ON WHETHER PILOT USED EVASTIVE MANEUVERS. ROC NTFD.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1100-1200 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 San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near San Jose, California on 17 August 2015. Separation distance reported as 500 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1748P/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON REPORTED VFR CESSNA C172, HEADING SOUTHBOUND TO HARRIS RANCH ARPT, COALINGA, CA AT 3,800 FEET, OBSERVED A TAN UAS AT 500 FEET BELOW ACFT 7 SOUTH SOUTHEAST SAN JOSE. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. LOS GATOS PD NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for NCT
Number: NCT-M-2015/08/16-0004
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 17, 2015 – 0048Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: VFR, SOUTHBOUND TO 3O8 AT 3800 REPORTED A TAN DRONE 500 FT BELOW IN THE VICINITY OF THE SJC160007. LOS GATOS PD NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
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 Skywest CRJ-900 near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a CRJ-900 near San Jose, California on 15 July 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1753P/SAN JOSE ATCT ADVISED SKYWEST 4469, CRJ9, OBSERVED A UAS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ACFT AT 2,500 FEET 8 MILES SOUTHEAST SAN JOSE ARPT ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 30L. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN JOSE PD HELICOPTER NOTIFIED ON FREQUENCY.

Aircraft: CRJ-900
Operator: Skywest
Flight: SKW4469
Aircraft altitude: 2500 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 San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near San Jose, California on 26 June 2015. Separation distance reported as 1/4 mile feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1445P/SAN JOSE ATCT ADVISED CESSNA C172, DEPARTED RUNWAY 30R AND AFTER MAKING A DOWNWIND DEPARTURE REPORTED A UAS, TYPE UNKN, ABOUT .25 MILE FROM THE ACFT BETWEEN 600 – 900 FEET ON THE RIGHT CROSSWIND TURN. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 600-900 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.

Drone sighting by a Southwest Boeing 737-700 near San Jose, California

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

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/25-0800P/SAN JOSE ATCT ADVISED SOUTHWEST 133, B737, PAX REPORTED SIGHTING A SMALL BROWN UAS OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF ACFT ON APCH 2.5 SE SJC AT 1,600 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SJC
Number: SJC-M-2015/06/25-0004
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jun 26, 2015 – 0300Z
A/C: SWA133 (B737)

Summary: SWA133 REPORTED THAT PASSENGER REPORTED SIGHTING A SMALL, BROWN DRONE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT WHILE ON APPROACH. PILOT REPORTED THIS INFORMATION TO GROUND CONTROL AFTER TAXIING TO GATE. AIRCRAFT WAS 2.5NM SE OF SJC AT APPROXIMATELY 1,600FT. NO INJURIES & NO EFFECT ON SAFETY OF FLIGHT. PILOT IN COMMAND: SCOTT NYQUIST

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN133
Aircraft altitude: 1600 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 Bellanca 8KCAB near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Bellanca 8KCAB near San Jose, California on 25 June 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1455P/REED HILLVIEW ATCT REPORTED BELLANCA 7KCAB, OBSERVED A BLACK & WHITE UNKN TYPE OF UAS AT 3,500 FEET, 14 ESE RHV. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SAN JOSE PD NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Bellanca 8KCAB
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3500 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 560XL Citation XLS near San Jose, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS near San Jose, California on 19 June 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/2055P/NETJETS 647, CESSNA C56X, VAN NUYS, CA-SAN JOSE, REPORTED A UAS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF HIS ACFT AT 4,000-5,000 FEET, 16.8 SE SAN JOSE. PIC DID NOT OBSERVE THE UAS. PAX, (EXPERIENCED PILOT), SAW IT OFF THEIR RIGHT WING AND ESTIMATED THE UAS SIZE AS 4 FEET BY 4 FEET AND RED AND BLACK IN COLOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Citation XLS
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4000-5000 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.