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Drone sighting by a Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near Santa Ana, California on 21 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JOHN WAYNE ARPT, SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1315P/SOUTHWEST 2535, B737, REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT 300 FEET 10 E SANTA ANA ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN AND YELLOW IN COLOR. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SNA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Dec 21, 2015 – 2118Z
A/C: SWA2535 (B737)

Summary: PILOTED REPORTED UAS APPROXIMATELY 2-3 MILES NE OF AIRPORT, 300 FEET AND BELOW, YELLOW IN COLOR

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN2535
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 Cirrus SR-22 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cirrus SR-22 near Santa Ana, California on 20 December 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1130P/JOHN WAYNE ATCT REPORTED CIRRUS SR22, REPORTED A 4 FOOT DIAMETER WHITE UAS WITH BLINKING RED LIGHTS AT 5,500 FEET 16 SE SEAL BEACH VOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Dec 20, 2015 – 1930Z
A/C: (SR22)

Summary: THE PILOT REPORTED A DRONE PASSING CLOSE BY HIS AIRCRAFT AT THE SAME ALTITUDE 5500′. THE DRONE’S LOCATION WAS THE SLI 130 RADIAL 16 DME, PILOT REPORTED THE DRONE WAS WHITE IN COLOR. ORANGE COUNTY SHERRIFFS DEPT WAS NOTIFIED OF THE EVENT

MOR Alert for SNA
Type:
Date/Time: Dec 20, 2015 – 1930Z
A/C: (SR22)

Summary: I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE COAST CIC STATING THAT AN AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DRONE. THE COAST CIC STATED THAT (SR22) ENCOUNTERED A DRONE AT 5500FT APPROX. 6 MILES SOUTH OF THE SNA. THE PILOT SAID THE DRONE WAS WITH IN COLOR,4FT IN DIAMETER AND HAD A FLASHING RED LIGHT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE TO MAKE ANY EVASIVE MANUVERES.

Aircraft: Cirrus SR-22
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 5500 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 Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Santa Ana, California on 23 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA /UAS INCIDENT/1530P/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON REPORTED CESSNA C172, OBSERVED AN 8 X 8 SILVER UAS AT 4,500 FEET 13 N SANTA ANA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SCT
Number: SCT-M-2015/11/23-0007
Type:
Date/Time: Nov 23, 2015 – 2242Z
A/C: N914SW (C172)

Summary: Aircraft, VFR AT 045 REPORTED A UAS/DRONE 13N SNA AT 045 SILVER IN COLOR AND ABOUT 8′ X 8′ NOTIFIED ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight: N914SW
Aircraft altitude: 4500 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 Hawker near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Hawker near Santa Ana, California on 21 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1628P/SNA ATCT ADVISED HAWKER BEECHCRAFT H25B, ENCOUNTERED A WHITE UAS WHILE ON A ONE MILE FINAL FOR SNA AT 600 FEET. THE UAS PASSED OFF HIS RIGHT SIDE. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. IRVINE PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert: (H25B) WAS ON A MILE FINAL AT 600FT FOR RWY20R WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A DRONE. THE PILOT STATED IT WAS WHITE IN COLOR AND PASSED OFF HIS RIGHT SIDE. IRVINE PD WAS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Hawker
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 600 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 Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California on 1 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1700P/SNA ATCT REPORTED AMERICAN 227, B737, ORD – SNA, AT 1,500 FEET OBSERVED A UAS TO HIS LEFT AND ABOVE HIM WHILE SOUTH BOUND 3 N SNA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert: AAL227 REPORTED SIGHTING AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM OFF HIS LEFT SIDE AND ABOVE HIS ALTITUDE AS HE PASSED 3 MILE FINAL INBOUND ON THE APPROACH DECENDING THROUGH 1500 FEET. HE DID NOT MAKE ANY EVASIVE MANUVERS

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA227
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 Beech 400 Beechjet near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Beech 400 Beechjet near Santa Ana, California on 4 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 200 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1750P/SOCAL TRACON REPORTED FLIGHT OPTIONS 480, HAWKER BEECHCRAFT BE40, WHILE SOUTHBOUND AT 3,200 FEET, OBSERVED A UAS (NO DESCRIPTION GIVEN) FLY ABOVE HIM AT 3,400 FEET 11 N ORANGE COUNTY ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF AIR SUPPORT DIVISION NOTIFIED .

MOR Alert for SCT
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 4, 2015 – 0046Z
A/C: OPT480 (BE40)

Summary: DRONE ACTIVITY REPORTED AT THE SLI 051 RADIAL 11.5 DME, OPT480 WAS BASE TURN TO FINAL FOR SNA AIRPORT AT 3200 FEET WHEN A DRONE FLEW ABOVE HIM AT 3400 FEET. THE PILOT WAS STARTLED BUT DID NOT HAVE TO MAKE EVASIVE MANUEVERS. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFFF’S DEPARTMENT AIR SUPPORT DIVISION WAS NOTIFIED OF THE INCIDENT.

Aircraft: Beech 400 Beechjet
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3200 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 737-700 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737-700 near Santa Ana, California on 26 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA,CA/UAS INCIDENT/1135P/SOUTHWEST 1518, B737, REPORTED SEEING AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS OFF OF HAS RIGHT SIDE WHILE HEADING NORTHBOUND AT 500 FEET 1.5 N JOHN WAYNE ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SNA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 26, 2015 – 1853Z
A/C: SWA1518 (B737-700)

Summary: SWA1518 ADVISED SEEING A UAS ON A 1 1/2 MILE FINAL AT 500 FEET AGL, ON HIS RIGHT SIDE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Operator: Southwest
Flight: WN1518
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 an American Airlines Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California on 6 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INICDENT/1122P/SNA ATCT ADVISED AMERICAN 1278, B737, DFW-SNA, OBSERVED A UAS AT 1,800 FEET WHILE ON A 4.5 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 20R. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SNA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Sep 6, 2015 – 1850Z
A/C: AAL1238 (B737)

Summary: AAL1238, A B737 REPORT ENCOUNTERING A DRONE WHILE ON A 4.5 MILE FINAL TO RWY20R. AAL1238 STATED HE WAS AT 1800′ OVER THE 5/55 FREEWAY INTERCHANGE WHEN THE DRONE FLEW UNDERNEATH HIM. AAL1238 REPORTED ALL OF THIS WHEN HE WAS AT THE GATE FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: American Airlines
Flight: AA1278
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 an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Santa Ana, California on 30 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1744P/SANTA ANA ATCT REPORTED ALASKA 592, B737, 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF SANTA ANA ARPT AT 1,500 FEET, OBSERVED A UAS. NO EVASIVE ACTIONS WAS TAKEN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for SNA
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 31, 2015 – 0044Z
A/C: ASA592 (B737)

Summary: ASA592 REPORTED ON GROUND CONTROL FREQUENCY THAT HE SAW AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF SNA AIRPORT AT 1500 FEET WHEN HE WAS ON BASE LEG.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS592
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 Piper PA-28 near Santa Ana, California

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Santa Ana, California on 25 June 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1355P/ PIPER P28A, REPORTED A WHITE UAS WITH A RED FLASHING BEACON AT 3,500 FEET, 2 E SANTA ANA, CA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. DIRECTION OF FLIGHT NOT REPORTED. NO INJURIES REPORTED. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ANA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1355P/PIPER P28A, OBSERVED A SMALL, WHITE UAS WITH RED FLASHING LIGHT AT 3,500 FEET, 2 E EL TORO VOR. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED. UNKN IF LEOS NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
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.