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Drone sighting by a Cessna 152 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 152 near Seattle, Washington on 4 November 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1500P/SEATTLE TRACON ADVISED CESSNA C152, REPORTED A RED DELTA WING UAS WITH WINGLET OPERATING BETWEEN 1500 – 1700 FEET WHILE TRAVELING AT AN UNKN DIRECTION AND ALTITUDE 11.9 NNE MONROE, WA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. BELLEVUE PD DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for S46
Type: Other
Date/Time: Nov 4, 2015 – 2300Z
A/C: (C152)

Summary: BFI TOWER NOTIFIED SEATTLE TRACON THAT C152 OBSERVED A RED DELTA WING DRONE WITH WINGLETS OPERATING BETWEEN THE ALTITUDES OF 1500-1700 FEET OFF OF 124TH STREET BETWEEN REDMOND AND KIRKLAND. THE BELLEVUE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS NOTIFIED AT 2302Z AS WELL AS THE DEN AT 2309Z. THE PILOT DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID THE DRONE.

Aircraft: Cessna 152
Operator:
Flight:
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 TBM-700 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a TBM-700 near Seattle, Washington on 23 October 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1713P/ SOCATA TBM7, OBSERVED A SMALL SILVER UAS 20 NNW SEA AT 4,000 FEET, HEADING EASTBOUND, UAS WAS 1,000 FEET BELOW ACFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KING COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for S46
Type: Other
Date/Time: Oct 23, 2015 – 0013Z
A/C: (BE35)

Summary: REPORTED A SMALL SILVER DRONE AT 4000FT NEAR THE SEA330/020. THE DRONE APPEARED TO BE EASTBOUND. THE DRONE WAS APPROXIMATELY 1000FT BELOW N850LL, NO OTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE. DEN AND OM NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: TBM-700
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 4000 ft
Separation: 1000 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 Robinson R22 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Robinson R22 near Seattle, Washington on 14 September 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

MOR Alert for BFI
Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs)
Date/Time: Sep 14, 2015 – 0228Z
A/C: (R22)

Summary: R22 conducting a photo shoot over the waterfront (Pier 91), stated that their was a drone flying in the intended area. R22 would was in contact with personnel on the ground. The drone altitude was reported around 200′ AGL. Pilot will contact the facility in the morning for more information.

Aircraft: Robinson R22
Operator:
Flight:
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 Piper PA-28 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Piper PA-28 near Seattle, Washington on 25 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1528P/BOEING FIELD ATCT ADVISED PIPER P28A, REPORTED UNIDENTIFIED UAS BELOW THE ACFT WHILE NORTHWEST BOUND AT 1,300 FEET VICINITY ELLIOTT BAY. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. UNKN IF LEOS WERE NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for BFI
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 25, 2015 – 2225Z
A/C: (PA28)

Summary: PA28 DEPARTED BFI NORTHWEST BOUND VFR AND REPORTED SEEING A DRONE AT MID ELLIOT BAY AT AROUND 1300 FT AGL.

Aircraft: Piper PA-28
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 1300 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 Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Seattle, Washington on 23 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1214P/SEATTLE TRACON REPORTED ALASKA AIRLINES 60, B737, OBSERVED A BLACK AND GRAY UAS BETWEEN 5,500 – 6,000 FEET OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT 25 NW SEATTLE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KINGSTON POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for S46
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 24, 2015 – 1905Z
A/C: ASA60 (B737)

Summary: ASA60 B737 INBOUND FROM THE NORTHWEST ADVISED OF A BLACK AND GREY DRONE OFF OF THE SEATTLE 326/25 AS THEY WERE DESCENDING FROM 060 THROUGH 055. THE DEN AND KITSAP COUNTY POLICE WERE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS60
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 an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Seattle, Washington on 23 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1214P/SEATTLE TRACON REPORTED ALASKA AIRLINES 60, B737, OBSERVED A BLACK AND GRAY UAS BETWEEN 5,500 – 6,000 FEET OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT 25 NW SEATTLE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KINGSTON POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS60
Aircraft altitude: 5500-6000 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 Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Boeing 737 near Seattle, Washington on 8 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1633P/SEATTLE TRACON ADVISED ALASKA 446, B739, SEA – LAX, OBSERVED A RED AND WHITE UAS AT 8,000 – 10,000 FEET, 24 SSE OF SEA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. MILTON POLICE DEPT NOTIFIED.

MOR Alert for S46
Number: S46-M-2015/08/08-0001
Type: Other
Date/Time: Aug 8, 2015 – 2330Z
A/C: ASA446 (B737)

Summary: ASA446 B737 DEPARTED OFF OF KSEA AND ADVISED ZSE AFTER BEING SWITCHED BY THE (Y) SECTOR THAT THERE WAS A RED AND WHITE DRONE OPERATING BETWEEN 080 AND 100 FEET ORBITING OFF OF THE KSEA 155 RADIAL FOR 24 DME. MILTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEN WERE NOTIFIED.

Aircraft: Boeing 737
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight: AS446
Aircraft altitude: 8000-10000 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 Jetprop Commander 900 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Jetprop Commander 900 near Seattle, Washington on 1 August 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1821P/SEATTLE TRACON ADVISED ROCKWELL AC90, OBSERVED A WHITE WITH BLACK MARKINGS UAS AT 3,700 FEET, 11 E OF SEATTLE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KENT PD NOTIFIED

Aircraft: Jetprop Commander 900
Operator:
Flight:
Aircraft altitude: 3700 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 4000 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Hawker 4000 near Seattle, Washington on 29 July 2015. Separation distance reported as 1000 feet.

MOR Alert for S46
Number: S46-M-2015/07/29-0001
Type: A/C operated at Altitude/Route/Speed other than expected/intended (Includes TCAS RA – No Loss/spillout)
Date/Time: Jul 29, 2015 – 1804Z
A/C: TFF20 (HA4T), UNKN (UNKN)

Summary: TFF20 DEPARTING BFI REPORTED A DRONE 1000′ OFF THEIR LEFT SIDE AT 2500′. DRONE REPORTED AS A QUAD STYLE AND DARK IN COLOR. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTIFIED (SEATTLE POLICE).

Aircraft: Hawker 4000
Operator:
Flight: TFF20
Aircraft altitude: 2500 ft
Separation: 1000 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 Cessna 172 near Seattle, Washington

The FAA reported a drone sighting by a Cessna 172 near Seattle, Washington on 12 July 2015. Separation distance reported as unknown.

PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1945P/SEATTLE TRACON ADVISED AN UNIDENTIFIED VFR ACFT, OBSERVED A WHITE, DONUT SHAPED, UAS AT 2,700 FEET, 16 NNE OF SEA. EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KING COUNTY PD NOTIFIED

FOLLOW UP (ACFT ID, TYPE) INFO FROM FAA OPS: SEATTLE, WA/UAS INCIDENT/1945P/SEATTLE TRACON ADVISED CESSNA C172, OBSERVED A WHITE, DONUT SHAPED, UAS AT 2,700 FEET, 16 NNE OF SEA. EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. KING COUNTY PD NOTIFIED

MOR Alert for S46
Number: S46-M-2015/07/11-0003
Type: Other
Date/Time: Jul 12, 2015 – 0240Z
A/C: (C172)

Summary: C172 DEPARTED VFR OFF OF RNT IN A VFR CLIMB TO REMAIN BELOW CLASS BRAVO. AS N42292 BEGAN THEIR CLIMB EAST OF RNT THEY ADVISED DEPARTURE EAST THEY WERE TAKING EVASIVE ACTION TO MISS TRAFFIC OFF THE SEATTLE 020 RADIAL AT 16 DME, NOT DEPICTED ON THE RADAR. N42292 LATER ADVISED THAT IT APPEARED TO BE A DRONE IN THE SHAPE OF A DONUT AND IT WAS WHITE IN COLOR WITH A LIGHT AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2700. KING COUNTY SHERIFF AND THE DEN WERE NOTIFIED. A/C CONTINUED ON WITH THIER FLIGHT PLAN WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Operator:
Flight: N42292
Aircraft altitude: 2700 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.