Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Flight Canceled, Travelers Stranded at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), North Carolina



 FLETCHER, N.C. -- Some passengers flying out of Asheville Regional Airport were stranded for the night on Wednesday. 

Allegiant Airlines cancelled its Wednesday night flight to Fort Myers, Florida. Rich Hanson and his family waited hours only to find out the flight was grounded. Hanson says it's a disappointment not being able to make it home on time for Thanksgiving.

"It's Thanksgiving!" Hanson said. "Once we checked in, we couldn't go anyplace to eat or do anything. We weren't told anything that was going on."

Allegiant rescheduled the flight for 7 a.m. Thursday.

The airline offered passengers travel vouchers or the option of taking the morning flight. Most flights out of Asheville were on time Wednesday.

- Source:  http://www.wlos.com

Aer Lingus sued for $1m by woman distressed at loss of 'priceless' ring

A woman is suing Aer Lingus for $1m (€800,000) in the US after her engagement ring and other valuables were allegedly stolen from her luggage.  

Mother-of-three Sade Coppens has filed a lawsuit against the airline for "emotional trauma and distress" after a bag went missing following a transatlantic flight from New York to Amsterdam via Dublin during the summer.

The floral designer filed the civil action with a court in New York earlier this month.

Ms Coppens (28) alleges her two-carat diamond white-gold ring, worth $9,300 (€7,400), and other valuables were in a bag which was approved as carry-on luggage at a check-in desk at John F Kennedy International Airport.

However, when she got to the gate a flight attendant informed her that the bag was "too big" for carry on and would have to be put in the cargo hold.

After arriving with her children at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam she discovered the bag and a baby buggy had gone missing.

These were eventually returned to her 10 days later, but the ring and other items - including over $10,000 (€8,000) worth of photographic equipment and a Chanel bag - were missing.

According to a statement she submitted to the court, Aer Lingus only offered her $1,682 (€1,344) in compensation.

She is now seeking damages of $1m for "irreplaceable loss, punitive damages, emotional distress and trauma" and accused Aer Lingus of "negligence, immorality and insensitivity".

When contacted by the Irish Independent, Ms Coppens denied the sum being sued for was excessive and said the ring was "priceless" to her.

"What Aer Lingus has done to me is to take away very precious memories. One of the most important moments of my life was my engagement - and the ring was the symbol which sealed myself and my husband's commitment to each other," she said. She said the missing SD memory cards contained "all pictures and films of my children's entire lives, including birth pictures".

Aer Lingus is seeking to have the case dismissed. A spokesman for the airline, a quarter of which is owned by the Government, declined to comment.

Brooklyn-based Ms Coppens and her children - three boys aged four, three and nine months - had flown to Amsterdam to visit her husband, IT technician Aron (42) on July 22.

Although she "did not fancy the idea" of placing the bag in the cargo hold, she said she was left with no choice.

After discovering the luggage missing after arriving in Amsterdam, she filed a lost luggage report.

She said she spent the next nine days making "endless phone calls" to the airline and "had to wait hours at a time" to speak to someone.

Ms Coppens alleged she was passed between Aer Lingus offices in Amsterdam, Dublin and New York.

When the bag was eventually found and delivered to her on August 2, several items were missing.

Aer Lingus agreed to pay her €1,344, the maximum sum allowable under international rules.

Condon & Forsyth, a New York law firm representing Aer Lingus, wants the case dismissed as it believed the acceptance of the compensation payment by Ms Coppens represented the "full and final settlement" of her claim.

In a court filing, it also said claims for emotional trauma and distress were barred under the Montreal Convention.

A judge is expected to decide in the new year whether the case can proceed.


'Passenger's head struck by luggage'


Aer Lingus is being sued by a passenger who alleges he suffered a seizure after being struck on the head by a piece of luggage.

The lawsuit is being taken in the US state of Illinois by Christian Narkewicz-Laine, who is seeking damages of in excess of $75,000 (€60,000).

He claims the incident occurred on a flight from Helsinki to Dublin on May 12, 2012.

In legal filings, lawyers for Mr Narkewicz-Laine allege he was struck by "a heavy object believed to be a piece of luggage being handled by Aer Lingus flight attendants".

The filing alleges negligence by the airline.

It said Mr Narkewicz-Laine suffered a seizure and post-seizure symptoms, including vertigo, nausea and loss of concentration. He also became unable to drive. The airline has appointed a New York law firm to represent it in the case, but has yet to indicate whether it will file a defense.

Source:  http://www.independent.ie

Exec Jet Club: Undeclared cash lands New Jersey pilot in jail in Puerto Rico

Guyanese pilot Khamraj Lall has been detained in Puerto Rico over cash amounting to US$620,000 which was found in the private plane he was in on November 22. 

According to Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora, US federal agents at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on the Caribbean island detected the large sum stashed in plastic bags during routine investigations.

The large sum of money had not been declared to US authorities and was detected during a search of the aircraft.

Lall, the report said, was the passenger of a private plane that landed in Isla Verde on November 22, according to an affidavit by a federal agent.

It had stopped to refuel with the intention of continuing to Georgetown, Guyana according to information from the electronic file of the Federal Court.

Primera Hora said it was reported that Customs officers asked the detainee to report how much cash he was carrying. However, Lall, who was traveling with his father and the pilot of the aircraft, initially reported only US$5,000 between him and his father but later said the two had US$12,000.

US authorities require that sums over US$10,000 be reported.

On closer inspection of the plane, officers found US$150,000 first “wrapped in plastic bags and a blanket near an exit,” according to the statement of the federal agent.

Subsequently, in a compartment near a motor, several black garbage bags with the other US$470,000 were found. Lall said that all the money was his. He said his father and the pilot knew nothing about the high amount of cash carried in the aircraft, the report said.

Judge Marcos Lopez issued an arrest warrant for Lall. He faces charges of falsely filling federal reports and smuggling more than US$600,000, the report said.

Lall’s profile on http://execjetclub.com says “Mr. Kem Lall migrated to the United States of America 30 years ago in pursuit of his dreams in aviation.  He graduated from the College of Aeronautics with a Bachelors Degree in Technology and Engineering, and later obtained his pilot license.

He has been flying since 1994 and holds a PIC ( Pilot-In-Command) type rating approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has worked for Pan American airlines as an engineer for five (5) year until they closed their operation in 1991 and for the past 15 years he has been freelancing with Ringwood Airport in New Jersey as a flight instructor.

In 1992, Mr. Lall started his own business “K.L.X Logistics Inc” located at 13 Edward Hart Drive, Jersey City which offered trucking and warehouse services, and was operational from 1995 to 2010.

In 2007, he purchased a gas station now known as the Kaylee’ Service Station located at Coverden, East Bank Demerara as part of his investment plans in Guyana and later expanded his venture when he introduced Quin’s Special Events & Services compose of two limousines.

In pursuit of his dreams, Mr. Lall acquired a Westwind 1 Aircraft, which is a light executive jet that will be operating an international private service from Guyana to the North America, South America and the Caribbean.   This service is the first of its kind in Guyana and Mr. Lall has many more plans that will surely boost the aviation and tourism sector in our economy.”


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– See more at: http://execjetclub.com
 
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A pilot who runs an executive jet company that has transported the president of Guyana was arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in undeclared cash inside his aircraft during a stop in Puerto Rico, authorities said Wednesday.

Khamraj Lall, the CEO Exec Jet Club LLC, was in custody at a federal jail in San Juan on suspicion of intent to evade currency reporting, said Carol Torres, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Lall was the co-pilot on a flight to Guyana when agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations searched the aircraft when it stopped to refuel Saturday. He and the two others on board reported carrying about $12,000, but agents found $620,588 in plastic bags inside the plane, Torres said.

U.S. law requires amounts over $10,000 to be declared.

Torres said the source of the money is under investigation.

Lall, 47, is a native of Guyana who lives in Ringwood, New Jersey. A spokesman for Guyanese President Donald Ramotar said the government is still trying to determine how many times the company has transported the president.

“Anyone can use a plane or a taxi. It should not be taken to mean anything,” spokesman Kwame McKoy said.

A person answering the phone at Exec Jet Club said no one at the company’s offices in Gainesville, Florida, would comment on the arrest and declined to identify Lally’s attorney. A bond hearing was scheduled for Monday.

- Source:  http://www.app.com 


 
President Donald Ramotar (left) and his predecessor, Bharrat Jagdeo.


Jagdeo, Ramotar hired executive jet service on whose plane US authorities found US$620K 

 A privately-owned executive jet service, whose Guyanese owner has been arrested in Puerto Rico allegedly with US$620,000 in his possession, has been used by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo and his successor, Donald Ramotar, according to well-placed sources.

The owner, Khamraj Lall, was arrested in Puerto Rico on November 22 after US$600,000 was sniffed out by dogs that were taken aboard the aircraft he was a passenger on his return to Guyana.

Caribbean News Desk was also reliably informed that the private hangar for Exec Jet Club can potentially come under less scrutiny by various layers of security personnel at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

According to knowledgeable sources, passengers could go to the hangar first with anything, place it aboard the aircraft and then return for cursory inspection before departing. On arrival, occupants can report for a cursory inspection before the plane is taken to the hangar where items could be offloaded.

Sources said that Ramotar and Jagdeo have used the executive jet service to fly to Puerto Rico and Brazil. In the case of a trip to Puerto Rico, both presidents had travelled together. Nothing illegal was ever found on those flights.

While concerns have been raised about the size and location of the “very private” hangar with a “private entrance,” another source was adamant that it is under construction and is not being used.  The source said that Lall and his passengers are usually subjected to the same customs, immigration, police and Customs Anti Narcotics Unit scrutiny like all other private jets.

Another source acknowledged that construction work was ongoing but said the aircraft are usually parked inside the hangar that is large enough to hold a Boeing 737 and close its doors. The hangar is to be used for executive passengers and air-ambulance services.

Transport Minister, Robeson Benn told Caribbean News Desk that given the information that is in the public domain, authorities in Guyana would be seeking some answers. "Based on what is turning out there, we would see what relationship it has to do with anything at the hangar here or in Guyana… we’ll be asking some questions,” he said.

Reports from Puerto Rico say that Lall, who was traveling with his father and the pilot of the aircraft, initially reported only US$5,000 between him and his father, but in a second report said the two had US$12,000.

However, a team of federal agents found that indeed had more cash on the plane. US authorities require that sums are reported in cash over US$10,000.

On closer inspection of the plane, officers found US $150,000 first "wrapped in plastic bags and a blanket near an exit," according to the statement of the federal agent. Lall said he did not remember having that amount and said they were from his business.

Subsequently, in a compartment near a motor, several black garbage bags with other US$470,000 were found. Lall said that all the money was his. He said his father and the pilot knew nothing about the high amount of cash carried in the aircraft.

Judge Marcos Lopez issued the arrest warrant Lall, as stated in the federal electronic file. Lall faces charges of falsely filling federal reports and smuggling more than US$600,000.

In 2007, he purchased a gas station now known as the Kaylee’ Service Station located at Coverden, East Bank Demerara as part of his investment plans in Guyana and later expanded his venture when he introduced Quin’s Special Events & Services compose of two limousines.


Story and Comments: http://caribnewsdesk.com

Wheels Up: Private jet membership takes off in Dallas

Flying in a private jet isn’t just for the elite anymore.

For that, you can thank a new class of companies that are trying to bridge the gap between premium commercial flights and private jets.

Such membership-based services pitch themselves as both less expensive than other private jet options and a better alternative to commercial airlines. Most follow a business model of flying smaller planes smaller distances.

Dallas has become one of the hottest battlegrounds for the services.

Rise, Dallas’ first home-grown private jet club, is offering all-you-can-fly service for a monthly fee. It plans to start scheduled flights on Jan. 12 from Dallas Love Field.

This month, New York-based startup Wheels Up began on-demand regional flights from Dallas.

California-based Surf Air, led by former Frontier Airlines chief executive Jeff Potter, is looking to expand to Dallas as soon as next year. Other companies promise to fly members anywhere.

They all agree Dallas is the perfect market: It has long distances between cities that make driving tough, an affluent population, and oil and ranching executives who travel a lot to out-of-the-way places.

Travelers can reserve a seat on a private plane for as low as $1,650 a month with no long-term contract vs. paying thousands of dollars to charter a jet or buy a share of a jet (called fractional ownership) for six figures up to millions of dollars.

Think head of a family-owned business, not Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Room to grow

The private jet business suffered during the last recession through 2011 as consumers — even wealthy ones — cut back on luxury items. As business rebounds, more affordable options are taking off. Experts say there’s plenty of room for growth.

Private jet clubs claim to cut in half commercial airline travel time while offering VIP-type treatment such as catering, Wi-Fi and valet car services. Members can fly on their own schedule without airport congestion and long security lines.

Two of the newest players in the Texas market — Rise and Wheels Up — say demand has exceeded expectations.

“We’re going like gangbusters,” said Luke Thigpen, vice president of sales for 1-year-old Wheels Up.

By year’s end, Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter expects to have more than 1,000 members, with 10 percent of those in Texas. Dichter created the 25-hour fractional jet card — like a prepaid debit card for private flying hours — at Marquis Jet.

The company charges a one-time initiation fee of $15,750 and annual dues of $7,250 for an individual or family. Corporate membership costs more. Fliers also must pay thousands of dollars for each hour flown.

Wheels Up has two employees and two planes in Dallas to focus on trips up to four hours. The company has big growth plans, with an exclusive order for 35 Beechcraft King Air 350i planes and an option for 70 more.

A nine-seat Cessna Citation 560XL jet used by Wheels Up in Dallas still has that new plane smell. It has a plush taupe carpet, creamy leather seats that swivel, and glossy wood veneer cabinets.

Much of the jet membership demand in Texas is from business people and is mostly related to the energy industry. But jet clubs also see corporations supplementing their corporate fleets, small businesses and families.

Earlier this month, Charlie McKinney of Dallas used Wheels Up to fly himself and five friends to a Pearl Jam concert in Memphis, Tenn.

“I love their service,” he said. “The planes are brand new and they have their own inventory. The seats are really nice.”

McKinney, who has chartered planes and had a fractional jet card, thinks Wheels Up is more affordable. The big Dallas Mavericks fan expects to use Wheels Up once a month, mainly to attend away games.

“This is the next-generation country club,” said Rise CEO Nick Kennedy, a Dallas serial entrepreneur in the medical technology industry.

Rise is selling 100 “founding memberships” in Dallas and Houston; Kennedy said those will be sold out by year’s end.

The startup initially will fly weekdays between Dallas and Houston with plans to expand to Austin, Midland, Oklahoma City and other regional spots. It also will offer “Fun Flights” on weekends starting with Las Vegas and Vail, Colo.

Members will fly at scheduled times just like on a commercial airline on two refurbished eight-seat Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops. Rise has retained Addison-based Monarch Air to provide and manage the planes and crews, but all of the travel arrangements will be made through Rise’s mobile app or website.

Like a shared taxi

Scott Liston, executive vice president of business development for aviation research group Argus International, likens the latest business model to a shared taxi concept. Success depends on a competitive price, quality product, safety and service, he said.

Rise aims to be the low-cost leader in this niche market. Its members pay an initiation fee of $750 and one of three membership options ranging from $1,650 to $2,650 a month for private flying rights.

As a flier who logged 2 million airline miles in the last decade, Rise’s Kennedy has experienced hassles, delays and cramped seating on commercial flights. After flying on someone’s private jet, he thought there must be a way to share the swank experience at a more modest price.

“It costs less than a jet or fractional card, but it’s still a couple of thousand dollars,” Kennedy said. But “if you fly four times on Southwest Airlines, you’ve paid for our lowest-cost membership.”

Rise will compete on price with two California-based companies — Surf Air and JetSuite. (Rise’s executive chairman, Wade Eyerly, is co-founder and former CEO of Surf Air.)

JetSuite, which expanded to Texas in 2011, offers several on-demand flying options to more than 2,000 airports coast to coast. It owns 20 planes and employs its own pilots.

The company’s website recently offered a flight from Dallas Love Field to Midland with a week’s notice for $5,000 with no upfront fees or membership. It also offers discounted hourly fees for members who deposit from $50,000 to $400,000 into an account and it promotes daily online deals to fill seats.

“We doubled business every year for the first four years,” said JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox, who helped start low-cost commercial airline JetBlue Airways. “People are voting with their pocketbooks. We think our service holds up in terms of value and overall bang for the buck.”

JetSuite has thousands of customers and nearly 1,000 members, with 100 to 200 members in Texas, Wilcox said.

Surf Air’s more than 1,000 members pay a one-time initiation fee of $1,000 and monthly dues of $1,750.

The company began flying last year to seven California cities and Las Vegas and could expand to Texas next spring, Potter said. He’s already taken several scouting trips to Dallas.

Industry churn

Dallas aviation consultant Mike Chase isn’t sure where jet clubs are getting their members. Clubs may be getting some airline first-class and business-class fliers, but he attributes much of it to churn within the broader private jet industry.

“If you’re a millionaire or a billionaire, it makes sense,” Chase said. Private flying still is largely an exclusive club, he said.

For Jason Boso, owner of Dallas-based Twisted Root Burger Co., it’s all about saving time.

He travels to restaurants in Austin, Lubbock and Shreveport, La., at least once a month and often for just a day, so commercial flight delays can be costly. His said his Rise membership offers more scheduling flexibility and eliminates delays and other inconveniences on commercial flights.

“I need to fly much more often to local cities in Texas and surrounding places, and Nick’s talking about growing his flights,” Boso said. “If I could save an hour or so, that’s great.”


Story and photos:  http://www.dallasnews.com

Dreamliner snag delays 160 Air India passengers

Mumbai: There seems to be no respite for Air India flyers from long delays. Snag-prone Dreamliners have added to flyers' woes after crew shortage and an Airbus A-320 shortage had delayed flights in the past few months.

AI's Mumbai-Bangkok flight was delayed by almost five hours as the Dreamliner supposed to fly 160 passengers to the Thai capital developed a snag on Wednesday morning. Engineers spent hours trying to repair the aircraft. The airline then arranged for another Dreamliner, which took off around 6am.

Passengers complained of "insensitive" handling by the airline. A passenger said they spent hours at the boarding gate as there was no information when the aircraft would leave. "AI did not serve anything to the harried passengers, which included senior citizens and foreigners. At 5am, they sent few crates of water though there were many of us," said a passenger.

An AI official said, "Since engineers were working to rectify the problem, we did not know how long it would take. When it could not be repaired in time, we arranged for another Dreamliner."

AI has been facing constant problems with the Boeing 787s. The government told Parliament on Tuesday, "There have been 181 glitches in AI's Dreamliners, leading to delays from April 2014 to November 2014... The technical snags have not affected the safety of the Dreamliner aircraft due to its system design and inbuilt system redundancy."

Boeing commercial airplanes (VP, sales) Dinesh Keskar told TOI the company will conduct a "reliability improvement program" on the first seven Dreamliners that AI got. As AI was among the launch customers, it got some of the earliest makes of the plane. The airline has taken delivery of 17 of the 27 ordered. Snags are more common in the older Dreamliners.

"We will do nose-to-tail reliability improvement on the first seven delivered. Each aircraft will have to be grounded for three to four days, and then they will be up-to-date. We will do the job whenever AI can spare the planes," Keskar said.

He added that Boeing has stationed two Dreamliner specialists in Delhi for providing technical help.

Keskar will study the delay in the aircraft getting certification for the category IIIB instrument landing system because of which they cannot operate in dense fog. With winter approaching in Delhi, it will be a big problem for AI.

Poor visibility at the Dreamliners' European destinations will force the planes to divert to places with no fog.

This is the third winter of AI's Dreamliners but they are yet to get Cat IIIB operating in dense fog.


- Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Frontier Airlines 'still operating' out of Trenton-Mercer Airport (KTTN), does not anticipate cancellations

EWING – Frontier Airlines does not anticipate cancellations or major delays on flights leaving Trenton-Mercer Airport Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year.

"We're still operating," said Todd Lehmacher, a spokesman for the airline.

Later today, he said, low visibility, increasing winds and snow may lead to delays. He advised travelers to keep an eye on weather reports and check online before heading to the airport.

"We try not to cancel," he said. "It's a busy day for us. We're focused on making sure that we're providing a reliable experience for everyone and flying our schedule."

There are 15 departures to nine nonstop destinations from Trenton-Mercer Wednesday, he said. Customers who booked their flights on or before Monday have been given an option to push their flights to Thursday, he said.


- Source:   http://www.nj.com

Just plane fun: Explore legends and lore at North Texas’ aviation museums

By  Joy Tipping  

Joy's Jaunts


If you’re an airplane and aviation fan like me, you sure live in the right place. A lot of folks know about the big local collections of planes and memorabilia, such as the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas’ Love Field and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, but how about this: There are so many aviation-related museums and collections hereabouts, there’s actually a North Texas Association of Aviation Museums, which I recently stumbled onto while searching for something else (thank you, Google). On the association’s website, notaam.org, it lists 21 organizations across a broad swath of North Texas.

So if you’re already feeling overwhelmed with Thanksgiving and Christmas madness, which began even before Halloween this year, and want to take flight into something else, here are a few suggestions. One’s in Terrell and one is in Tyler to the east, if you’re looking for an easy day trip, and one offers Christmas-light flights if you’re in an elfin mood despite the aforementioned madness. Note: Many venues will be closed or have special hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day; call or check websites before going.

AMERICAN AIRLINES C.R. SMITH MUSEUM


Curators call this venue “a window-seat view of aviation through hands-on science and history exhibits, memorabilia, a restored 1940s DC-3 Flagship Knoxville and a large-format HD film, The Pursuit of Flight.” Through Jan. 3, it has a special exhibit, “Super Kids Save the World,” which encourages children to use the “four R’s: reduce, reuse, repair and recyle.” The museum opened in 1993, and is dedicated to past and present American Airlines employees and the late C.R. Smith, longtime American Airlines president and aviation pioneer.

4601 State Highway 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7 for adults; $4 for children 2-17, active-duty military, seniors 65 and older and students; free for children under 2. Closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1 for the holidays. 817-967-1560. crsmithmuseum.org.

CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUM

 
In Addison, visitors can see a collection of aircraft that are all flyable. “We don’t have relics that can’t go up,” says Scott Slocum, director of marketing. The museum’s aircraft range from World War I-era through Vietnam. One special item is a Fokker D.VII from World War I, and the area’s only P-51 Mustang (nicknamed “The Brat”). The museum hosts two annual events where visitors can watch the planes in flight, Warbirds Over Addison each spring and Fall Fly Days in the autumn, as well as several other exhibits and activities throughout the year. Cavanaugh also has a Sherman tank whose gun can still be fired. Six different planes are also available for skyward trips with passengers.

4572 Claire Chennault, Addison. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for active military and seniors 65 and older, $5 for children 4-12, free for children under 4. Passenger flights range from $120 to $1,900 per person, depending on the aircraft. 972-380-8800. cavflight.org.

FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM

 
If you’re driving along Lemmon Avenue beside Love Field in Dallas, you can’t miss this venue — it has a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 sticking half-in, half-out of the more than 100,000-square-foot hangar in which it resides. Among the museum’s eye-boggling collection of fascinating aircraft and memorabilia are the Apollo 7 command module (on loan from the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.), still bathed in space dust. It was the first manned flight of the Apollo program, carrying Walter Cunningham, Walter Schirra and Donn Eisele into space Oct. 11-22, 1968. The module traveled a total distance of 4,539,959 miles, making 163 Earth orbits in its 10-day mission. There’s also the must-see-to-believe-it V-173 “Flying Pancake,” which looks just like it sounds, and is a one-of-a-kind test aircraft dating to World War II. Frontiers of Flight also has North Texas’ only moon rock, on loan from NASA. The museum has frequent public events and speakers, some of whom don costumes and personalities such as Amelia Earhardt, Orville Wright and Dr. Moonwalker.

6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for children 3-17, free for children under 3. 214-350-3600. flightmuseum.com.

GREATEST GENERATION AIRCRAFT

GGA is a nonprofit organization that restores vintage military aircraft, which then go on display at the Vintage Flying Museum (see Page 32). At Christmastime, to help fund the restorations, the group offers flights in a World War II Douglas C-47 Skytrain (a.k.a. the military DC-3) to see holiday light displays.

Holiday-light flights are nightly Nov. 28-Dec. 31 (no flights Christmas Eve or Christmas Day) at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. from American Aero at Meacham Airport, 208 Lear Road, Fort Worth. $99 per person, $189 per couple. Limited to 17 passengers per ride. Reservations necessary by calling 817-659-9249 or emailing greatestgeneration@yahoo.com. gga1.org.

HISTORIC AVIATION MEMORIAL MUSEUM

 
This Tyler venue boasts 18 airplanes, with 13 on static display and the rest in various stages of restoration. With more than 7,000 square feet of memorabilia, the museum has existed since 1990 and been in its present location, the old North Terminal Building at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, since 2006. “We have thousands of items, so many that we have a storage area at our hangar. We can’t have everything on display at once,” says board president Carolyn Verver. The museum’s items span time from the beginning of flight through the Space Age, set up as a timeline as one traverses through. Included is the entire collection of photos from the U.S. Air Force’s 2d Photographic Reconnaissance Group that operated during World War II. The late Elmer Dixon of Tyler, a member of that group, donated his collection to the museum, including photos of the atomic bombing runs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The venue also owns a Norden bombsight, the analog computer used for directing bombing runs; an

F-4 Phantom II bomber jet; and the Vietnam-era Lockheed F-104 Starfighter that was once displayed at Six Flags Over Texas. It also has nonaviation war-related memorabilia donated by military men and women, including such items as a swastika-emblazened flag riddled with bullet holes.

At Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, 150 Airport Drive, Tyler. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 for teens 13-17, $2 for children 6-12, free for active military and children under 6. 903-526-1945. tylerhamm.org.

NO. 1 BRITISH FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL MUSEUM

This venue is dedicated to the 2,200 Royal Air Force and 148 Army Air Corps cadets who learned to fly there during World War II. An agreement between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paved the way for the program, which allowed Royal Air Force pilots to train in the U.S. without risk of enemy interference. The six U.S.-based British Flying Training Schools opened starting in June 1941, and Terrell’s was the first. Curator Michael Grout says the venue boasts the largest collection of RAF memorabilia in the U.S., and that the museum also stands as testament to “the relation between the RAF and the people of Terrell, which stands today. We meet people all the time whose parents or grandparents were somehow involved in the program.” Among its treasures is a Harvard AT-6 aircraft, now on display while being restored.

119 Silent Wings Blvd., Terrell. Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Free; donations appreciated. 972-524-1714. bftsmuseum.org.

UTD HISTORY OF AVIATION COLLECTION

This University of Texas at Dallas archive focuses on the early days of aviation through the present, and is the official archival repository for the Civil Air Transport, which began in China under Gen. Claire Chennault. In 1950 the CAT was purchased by the Central Intelligence Agency and became Air America. Many of the UTD collection’s artifacts are on loan to the Frontiers of Flight Museum (see Page 31), including the radio operator’s stool from the airship Hindenburg. At UTD, displays include memorabilia and a memorial bronze plaque with the names of the 240 people who died in the service of the CAT/Air America, all of whom were civilians. “It’s their Vietnam Wall,” says Paul Oelkrug, coordinator of special collections.

At the University of Texas at Dallas, Eugene McDermott Library, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment. Free. 972-883-2570. utdallas.edu/library (click on “Special Collections”).

VINTAGE FLYING MUSEUM

This Fort Worth venue boasts several one-of-a-kind aircraft, such as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress World War II bomber named “FiFi” that’s the only one in the world that still flies, as well as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber that’s one of only two in the world that still flies. The museum also displays a Douglas C-49J Southern Cross and about 500 pieces of memorabilia such as uniforms and ephemera that have been collected since 1959, all displayed in rotating exhibits. The B-29 is currently in maintenance, but museum directors expect it to be flying again by February.

505 NW 38th St., Fort Worth. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from noon to 5, with special tours available by appointment. $8 for adults; $5 for active military, seniors 62 and older, and teens 13-17; $3 for ages 6-12; free for children under 6. 817-624-1935. vintageflyingmuseum.org.

WASP ARCHIVE AT TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY

 
The Denton university serves as the official archive of the WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) program that ran from 1942 to 1944 during World War II. The WASPs were the first women to fly aircraft for the U.S. military. Some 25,000 women applied for the program; 1,830 were accepted, and 1,074 graduated. The program disbanded in 1944 and no women flew for the U.S. military again until 1976, says Kimberly Johnson, TWU special collections coordinator. “We have more than 1 million pieces of paper, about 25,000 photographs, 700 oral histories recorded and on paper, uniforms, artifacts and other wartime memorabilia,” she says, “along with more than 600 personal collections of pilots’ diaries, letters, scrapbooks and more.” Included is the flag that graced the casket of Irene Kinne Englund of New Hampshire. She was the first WASP who was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors, on June 14, 2002. The group was militarized in 1976, and family members can now get official military grave markers for them.

At Blagg Huey Library, 304 Administration Drive at Bell Avenue on the TWU campus, Denton. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours available by appointment. Free. 940-898-3751. twu.edu/library.

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Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Visitors can take rides in some of the vintage aircraft at Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison.

Houston, Texas: Drones fly too close to local airports


HOUSTON - There have been a startling number of incidents reported where drones flying in the skies of Houston are getting dangerously close to commercial flights. 

The Federal Aviation Administration gets about 25 reports a month from pilots who have spotted drones or model aircraft near them in the air.

Wednesday the agency revealed there have been six sightings near Houston airports since last April.

The earliest report was on April 8,  not of a drone in the air, but on the ground where it apparently crashed outside an HEB in Cypress. Investigators theorized the owner had been using it to photograph a traffic accident nearby.

But four months later on Aug. 10 the pilot of a small plane discovered a drone sharing airspace with him. Charlie Spurell told Local 2 by phone that both his plane and the drone were at about 2,500 feet.

"It's dangerous for the air traffic," Spruell said. "Helicopters, anyone who's flying around them because you run into them you're going to have an accident and there's no way of detecting them other than visually."

The same day the pilot of a medical helicopter flying at an altitude of 800 feet spotted a drone flying about 100 feet below him near Bush Airport.

The next month, a drone aircraft was seen flying low over a Deer Park refinery. On two separate occasions last October, pilots of Express Jet airliners reported seeing drones hovering at about 1,000 feet 5 miles west of Bush Airport.

Incursion by drones into commercial air space is a growing concern. In releasing the data, the FAA also said: "The FAA is in the process of executing a plan for a safe and staged integration of unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System."


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Intrepid Aviation delivers Airbus A330-300 to Sichuan Airlines

Stamford-based Intrepid Aviation on Wednesday announced the delivery of one new Airbus A330-300 to Sichuan Airlines, based in Chengdu, China. The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 772C engines and is subject to a long-term lease.

"With this delivery, we are delighted to be further expanding our commercial relationship with Sichuan Airlines, one of China's most successful carriers," said Andy Beer, senior vice president and general manager of the Asia Pacific division at Intrepid Aviation, in a statement. "With three new A330-300 aircraft delivered to Sichuan Airlines in less than 12 months, Intrepid Aviation demonstrates once again its continuing growth within the Asia-Pacific region, and confirms its reputation as a reliable partner for the supply of the most in-demand widebody aircraft."

Intrepid Aviation is a privately held commercial aircraft lessor, which owns commercial aircraft leased to airline operators worldwide. Intrepid Aviation focuses primarily on twin-engine widebody equipment, such as the Boeing 787, 777 and the Airbus A330.

Frank Wang, director of the contracts division at Sichuan Airlines, said, "With this delivery of a 3rd A330-300 from Intrepid, our business partnership continues to strengthen and we look forward to expanding on this foundation in the future."

In September, Intrepid Avaion acquired an A330-300 equipped with two General Electric CF6-80E1A4 engines that has been leased to China Airlines. Manufactured in late 2012, the aircraft is the second A330-300 aircraft the company has acquired on lease to the Taiwan-based airline.

Intrepid Aviation filed with U.S. regulators earlier this month for an initial public offering of common stock. The company counts funds affiliated with Reservoir Capital Group and Centerbridge Partners among its stockholders.

Reservoir Capital Group was established in 1998 as a privately held investment firm with a flexible, opportunistic investment approach and has approximately $7 billion in assets under management.

Centerbridge Partners is a private investment firm headquartered in New York City with approximately $20 billion in capital under management.


- Source:  http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

Federal Aviation Administration proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Wednesday requiring a fix for Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner, following "numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors" on the high-tech plane's wings.

A sensor failure could cause the plane to go off the runway while landing on a short runway or in adverse weather, the FAA said in a proposed airworthiness directive scheduled to be published on Friday.

The directive, if adopted, would affect 15 planes registered in the United States, the FAA said. FAA actions are often followed by non-U.S. airlines. Through the end of October, Boeing has delivered 197 787-8s worldwide.

"We have received numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up landing events," the FAA said.

"It was determined that the failed sensors had broken magnet wires due to stresses induced by thermal expansion and contraction of an epoxy applied around them," the agency added.

The new rule would require 787-8 operators to replace the slat skew detection mechanism assembly within two years of the date the directive takes effect. The cost is estimated at $935 per plane.

Boeing said it supports the FAA rule, which makes action mandatory and noted that in March it had asked operators of 132 787-8s to replace the mechanism on each wing of the aircraft. About a third have already been retrofitted, it said.

"We are committed to the safety and quality of our products and addressed the issue promptly once identified," Boeing said in a statement.


- Source:  http://www.reuters.com

Portland-based SeaPort Airlines begins service to San Felipe (Baja California) from San Diego

SeaPort Airlines will begin direct flights from San Diego International Airport (SAN) on Dec. 15 to San Felipe, a small city on the Sea of Cortez side of the northern Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

The service will also provide access to San Felipe from Los Angeles, via connection at San Diego with SeaPort's nonstop flights to/from Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

Portland-based SeaPort Airline has a some what unique route network, serving small pods of airports around the country. From Portland it flies to North Bend and Pendleton.

To book a flight from Portland to San Felipe, use a travel booking website (such as Expedia) to book an Alaska Airlines flight to San Diego, with continuation to San Felipe.

As the only scheduled airline service to San Felipe, this will also be the first international destination for SeaPort Airlines, expanding upon its current network of 23 airports across nine states.

The new route will initially operate four times each week on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with nine-passenger Cessna Caravan aircraft making one round-trip flight per day. Flights will depart from San Diego at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in San Felipe approximately10:35 a.m., with a return flight to San Diego departing at 11:30 p.m. and arriving at approximately 12:50 p.m.

"A San Felipe route has been in extremely high demand," said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines, in a statement issued by the company.

Flights are available for sale at seaportairlines.com or by calling 888-573-2767. Tickets may also be purchased through a travel agent or online travel agencies, such as Travelocity, Expedia and Hipmunk. Current and future interline ticketing and baggage agreements with other U.S. carriers will give travelers from other locations across the U.S. and Canada the ability to book seamless connections through San Diego onto San Felipe. Special hotel rates will also be available for SeaPort Airlines passengers at sanfelipemarinaresort.com.mx through a partnership with the San Felipe Marina Resort.

"This is a significant milestone in improving the convenience for American travelers to visit San Felipe and Baja California," said Baja California State Tourism Secretary Oscar Escobedo, in a statement released by the airline. "With this quicker access, now even more visitors will be able to experience the coastal town's beautiful scenery, exciting activities and amazing cuisine."

San Felipe is located on the eastern side of the Baja California peninsula, 130 miles south of Mexicali on Highway 5, typically about a four-hour road trip from San Diego. It has long been known as a drive-to winter vacation destination by West Coast U.S. residents.
 
Known as the "gateway to the Sea of Cortez," San Felipe draws travelers from around the world and is famous for its crystal clear waters and giant natural blue shrimp. The Sea of Cortez is ideal for kayaking, diving, swimming and boasts some of the warmest waters in the closest proximity to Southern California.

Sand dunes and the region's rough terrain make an excellent environment for four-wheel vehicles, rock climbing and off-road cycling. Nearby attractions include Puertecitos Hot Springs, and the thousand-year-old "Valley of the Giants," a natural reserve forest featuring the world's largest Cardon Cactus.

For more information about San Felipe and Baja California, visit discoverbajacalifornia.com.

SeaPort Airlines, Inc. operates daily scheduled flights in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas. The company currently has an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with Alaska Airlines and is working to establish similar agreements with other U.S. and international carriers.

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Increase in Drones Spotted Near Aircraft: Federal Aviation Administration Struggles to Keep Up as Drones Become Smaller, Cheaper and Easier to Use

The Wall Street Journal 
By Jack Nicas 
Updated Nov. 26, 2014 5:04 p.m. ET 


U.S. pilots and air-traffic controllers are increasingly spotting drones flying near aircraft, including several recent near-misses, according to new federal data, highlighting the threat posed by the proliferation of such devices in U.S. skies.

Pilots and controllers have reported roughly 150 incidents this year in which drones flew close to airports or aircraft in the U.S., including a surge in such reports over the past several months, according to data released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday in response to records requests from The Wall Street Journal and other news organizations.

Most of the reports came from pilots of small private planes, helicopters and commercial airliners. Some pilots described near-misses, with drones coming within dozens of feet, a distance that amounts to a few seconds in aviation. In some cases, pilots had to take action to avoid the drones, the FAA said.

Manned aircraft normally should be at least 1,000 feet apart vertically and several miles apart laterally.

Many of the incidents occurred over New York City, some of the world’s most congested airspace. On Sept. 8, for example, three small commercial passenger jets, likely operated on behalf of major U.S. carriers, “reported a very close call” with a drone at about 1,900 feet as they approached La Guardia Airport in New York, according to the report.
Three weeks later, a passenger jet with about 65 seats arriving at La Guardia “almost hit” a red-yellow-and-black drone at 4,000 feet, the report said.
Over the first half of the year, pilots and controllers reported an average of about five drone sightings to the FAA a month. From July to October, they reported more than 31 on average each month.
The FAA partly attributed the increase to better awareness by pilots and improved reporting and record-keeping. “We saw a similar trend with lasers,” the FAA said. “As the agency worked to increase awareness of the risks of pointing lasers at airplanes, the number of reports increased significantly.”

The agency said it is working with industry, pilots and law enforcement “to build awareness of unmanned aircraft safety standards, laws and regulatory requirements and educate users on the safe operation of unmanned aircraft.” The agency said it has contacted some users who flew drones recklessly to teach them about FAA drone guidelines. In some cases, the agency said it has fined unsafe drone operators.
Technology has made drones smaller, cheaper and easier to fly in recent years, leading to a surge in their use. The FAA, meanwhile, has struggled to keep up.

The agency allows recreational drone flights, while urging users to stay below 400 feet and within view of the operator. The agency tells drone users to contact an airport if they plan to fly within five miles of it.
The FAA effectively bans commercial-drone use until it completes rules for the devices in the next several years. Still, many companies and entrepreneurs are using drones for their businesses anyway, including in farming, filmmaking and mining.

The drone industry has criticized the FAA for moving too slowly on drone regulations, saying the agency is stifling industry and creating an unsafe environment in which users don’t know which airspace is prohibited.
The FAA says it plans to gradually integrate the devices into U.S. airspace and is trying to balance the promise of the technology with its risk.
The FAA “has to get this right. They can’t be creating rules and then an accident occurs,” said Mark Rosenker, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board who now runs an air-safety consulting firm. The rules “need to be right rather than rushed.”

Michael Drobac, executive director of the Small UAV Coalition, a drone trade group, said the lack of current rules is part of the problem: “We need to get safety right, but to do that, we need to get clear rules.”
On July 29, the pilot of a 99-seat American Airlines Group Inc. jet told the FAA that a yellow drone heading in the opposite direction “passed just underneath the aircraft” about 4,000 feet over New York.

The same day, a California National Guard helicopter reported a drone 30 feet away while flying about 1,300 feet over Sacramento, Calif.
Some incidents threatened wide-body aircraft, such as the Air China Boeing Co. 777 with more than 300 seats that reported seeing a drone about 4,000 feet above Santa Monica, Calif., in September.

But many of the reports came from pilots of small private planes that fly at lower altitudes. On Oct. 9, the pilot of a twin turboprop plane reporting seeing a drone about 1,400 feet above Madison, Miss. 

Authorities notified local police, who discovered a local football team was using the drone to record its game. “They lost control of the [drone] and it deviated into controlled airspace,” the report said.

Mr. Rosenker, formerly of the NTSB, said drones can significantly damage aircraft if they are ingested by a jet engine or if they strike the glass of a cockpit window. “With the proliferation comes an increased threat,” he said. “Lots of bad things can happen when you start flying these devices around airports.”

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Drone Sightings
Pilots and air-traffic controllers are increasingly spotting drones flying near airports and aircraft. The data below show the drone sightings the Federal Aviation Administration received so far this year.

Durham, N.C.

Feb. 22, 2014
2102Z: AFTER LANDING AT RDU, PILOT REPORTED SEEING A POSSIBLE UAV 7-10 NM NNW OF RDU AT 2500. THE PILOT REPORTED THE UNKNOWN OBJECT GETTING WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED YARDS OF HIS AIRCRAFT. THE UNKNOWN OBJECT APPEARED TO HAVE A TWO TO THREE FOOT WING SPAN, FLYING STRAIGHT AND LEVEL AT A GOOD RATE OF SPEED. FALCON DATA REVIEWED. 2022Z: A PRIMARY TARGET DEPARTED 8NC8 (LAKERIDGE) NW BOUND, NO ALTITUDE READOUT, SPEED INDICATING 60 KTS. 2023Z: THE PRIMARY TARGET MERGES WITH AIRCRAFT, TRAFFIC WAS ISSUED BY ATC, AND THE TARGET CONTINUES ON A NW BOUND HEADING. 2117Z: THE PRIMARY TARGET CIRCLES THE 8NC8 AIRPORT THEN APPEARS TO LAND.

Anne Arundel, Md.

March 9, 2014
MARCH 9, 2014 AT 1600Z, THE PILOT OF N181FA, PA28 CALLED TO REPORT THAT AFTER HE DEPARTED ANP AIRPORT ON MARCH 8, 2014 ABOUT 2357Z A QUAD COPTER (COMMERCIAL DRONE) CAME REALLY CLOSE TO HIS AIRCRAFT WHILE HE WAS CLIMBING OUT OF 1600'. PILOT STATED THAT WAS A VERY UNSAFE SITUATION.

Tallahassee, Fla.

March 22, 2014
AT 1945Z PILOT REPORTED TO TLH TOWER THAT HIS AIRCRAFT ALMOST STRUCK A REMOTE CONTROL AIRCRAFT 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF TLH AIRPORT AT 2300'

Everett, Wash.

April 1, 2014
A pilot that was flying his personal aircraft just outside class D airspace west of Paine Field Washington claimed he was at 2,500 feet MSL approaching Paine Field when an unmanned helicopter passed by him at his altitude within 200 feet laterally. I called Pain Field and they had no knowledge of the unmanned helicopter. The pilot in the airplane estimated the size of the helicopter to be around 3 feet.

Silver Lake, Mich.

April 6, 2014
PILOT REPORTED A UAV 1/4 MILE EAST OF SILVER LAKE AT 2,300 FEET MSL. THE UAV WAS REPORTED TO BE A HELICOPTER APPROXIMATELY 1 METER IN DIAMETER. LOCAL LAW ENFORECMENT ADVISED.

Cypress, Texas

April 8, 2014
On 08Apr14, a store customer observed a UA fall from the sky at an HEB food store in Cypress, TX. The customer found the UAV lying on the ground with a small camera attached. According to the SOI, no one has been able to determine who the UA belongs to. While Cypress, TX does not contain any MTSA-regulated facilities, this city is located within the Sector Houston-Galveston AOR. This report is the fourth such report on UAs in the past month for the AOR. The same day of the UA discovery, there was a major traffic fatality accident nearby on State Highway 290. It is possible that the UA could have been used to obtain aerial photographs of the accident scene, which was a major media event in the Houston area.

Wheeling, Ill.

April 11, 2014
The Cook County Police informed Regional Counsel that they were investigating a crashed unmanned aircraft (UA) found on the property of Tech-cor, in Wheeling, IL. The street address is 100 E. Palatine Rd., Wheeling IL. This is approximately 1/4nm from Chicago Executive Airport (PWK). The UA was found by a Tech-cor guard on the business property during morning rounds on Sunday 4/6/14. The aircraft appears to be a Lumenier QAV540G quadcopter, with a first-person-view camera attached. It had two broken propellers, but otherwise no apparent damage. There was no additional camera for taking and/or storing imagery. There is no other evidence to the cause of the crash. There is no evidence as to what the purpose or mission of the UA was. This record is being closed with no further action required

Atlanta, Ga.

April 20, 2014
A report of two men flying a UAS on short final to Runway 9R at 400' by several airliners. After notification and discussion with ROC and the tower supervisor, I advised Airports to contact local police. Tower subsequently tasked Landside operations to investigate. No documentation was received from Landside operations and only identification was that it was a fixed wing a/c and there were two men in a white van. Police did not show (were called off by Landside).

Griffin, Ga.

May 1, 2014
While driving through Griffin, Georgia on 05-01-2014 at 1730 hours approx 1 mile east of 6A2 on Hill Street in between the intersections of Soloman Street and Taylor Street, I observed an "octo-copter" type UAS vehicle carrying a camera and operating directly over heavy traffic below the height of the adjacent buildings lining the street. I also observed several individuals at the intersection of Hill Street and Soloman Street conducting filming operations on the ground as well. On 05-02-2014, I spoke with representatives from ASO-220 and FSDO-11 in regards to any knowledge of this filming operations, in particular the UAS operation. Both offices had no knowledge of such operation. I then began to investigate as to whom may be filming in Griffin at this time. I researched the Griffin Daily News website and located an article in regards to a company by the name of Stalwart Films being in the area filming the same week. I also researched the internet for a contact number for Stalwart Films. Once I found a local contact number for Stalwart Films, I proceeded to contact them in regards to the UAS operation on 05-01-2014. I was given a name of [redacted] in production to speak to. I contacted [redacted] and began to inquire to the UAS operation. [redacted] denied that Stalwart Films was operating a UAS type vehicle or "drone" as he mentioned for filming purposes but did confirm they were filming in the same location as I observed the UAS operation. I drove the same route on 05-03-2014 but did not observe any filming type operations. On 05-05-2014 I overheard a report of a similar type UAS operated on or about 05-03-2014 in the McDonough, Georgia area in what appears to be the approach area for KATL. It was reported that this aircraft may have been operating at an altitude of about 4000 ft. I find it interesting that a similar type UAS aircraft operating in 2 areas relatively close in proximity in a time span of only a couple of days. There is a concern as to the safety of the operation of this type of UAS platform for the use of filming in what the FAA considers a populated or urban area and lacking an evaluation by the FAA in regards to the necessity of a Certificate of Authorization as per Notice 8900.227, effective 07-30-2013.

Atlanta, Ga.

May 3, 2014
DAL1382 B752 DESCENDING OUT OF 040 FOR A VISUAL APCH TO RWY 27L REPORTED A UAV OPERATING AT HIS ALTITUDE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO HIS AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT DID NOT INDICATE THAT IT WAS A NMAC AS THE UAV CONTINUED TO OPERATE TO HIS LEFT. THE UAV WAS DESCRIBED TO BE ABOUT FOUR FOOT SQUARE WITH 4 LEGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS.TRAFFIC WAS NOT ISSUED AS NO PRIMARY OR SECONDARY RADAR RETURNS WERE VISIBLE ON THE RADAR SCOPE.

Sunrise, Fla.

May 4, 2014
SUNRISE, FL : N5793J, AS355F1, REPORTED A NEAR MISS WITH A DRONE NE OF THE BBAND T CENTER IN SUNRISE, FL. PILOT STATED THE DRONE WAS BEING OPERATED BY A PEDESTRIAN ON THE GROUND. 5/4 1025Z

Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

May 11, 2014
Report of lost link by an aircraft being flown at the Space Florida flight demonstration on May 11 that was recovered a mile from the demo site, but no investigation was conducted.

Detroit, Mich.

May 24, 2014
Detroit Wayne ATCT (DTW) – Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:22 p.m. EDT: (SkyWest) SKW4644/CRJ2 en route to Detroit, MI (DTW) reported seeing a remote controlled aircraft at 1,600 feet on a three mile final for Runway 22R at DTW. The pilot reported that the remote controlled aircraft came very close to his aircraft.

New York, N.Y.

May 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS INCIDENT/1930E/NEW YORK TRACON ADVISED (VIA DEN) A UAS WAS RECOVERED BY NYPD AT APPROXIMATE 7:30 PM ON SUNDAY, 25 MAY, NEAR CITI FIELD IN NEW YORK. THE UAS WAS CARRYING A CAMERA AND HAD BEEN RECORDING DURING FLIGHT. NYPD REPORTEDLY REVIEWED THE UAS'S CAMERA SD CARD AND NOTICED IT HAD LAUNCHED OUT OF FLUSHING MEADOWS.

Charleston, W.Va.

May 25, 2014
This bulletin is being provided for your situational awareness. At 23:57 on 25 May 2014 a drone was reported to be flying between 1000 and 2000 feet and had a close call with a US Airways Regional Jet near Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. The drone was also spotted flying low over the Charleston Area Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Hospital helicopter pad. Updated information will be provided as if is received.

Manhattan, N.Y.

May 29, 2014
PILOT REPORTED SIGHTING A POSSIBLE DRONE AT 5500 OVER THE SOUTH END OF MANHATTAN. AIRCRAFT WAS INBOUND TO LGA. OBJECT WAS REPORTED AS BLACK 10 -15 FT WIDE, GULL WING.

Los Angeles, Calif.

May 29, 2014
AIRCRAFT 1 AND AIRCRAFT 2 BOTH ON APPROACH TO RUNWAY 25L 20 MILE FINAL LAX REPORTED WHAT APPEARED TO BE A "TRASH CAN SIZED" UAV OR R/C AIRCRAFT EASTBOUND AT 6500. NO TARGETS OR PRIMARY RADAR RETURNS ON THE ACD. DEN ADVISED

Salt Lake City, Utah

May 29, 2014
While flying in Salt Lake City Class B airspace today, the approach controller gave us a traffic warning of "unkown type and altitude" that popped up on radar about 1 mile in front of us. I spotted what I at first thought was big, birthday-party sized Mylar balloon. As we got a bit closer, it turned out to be a large-ish UAV with a flashing green light one side. I didn't get close enough to spot what model, brand, how many rotors, etc., but it was large enough to carry an SLR at least and did have something hanging on it. The camera was busy shooting down through the vertical port, so I didn't get a photo, and I didn't really want to circle back to take a closer look. We were 1,200ft AGL, and it was maybe 100ft above us, 6 miles South of Salt Lake International Airport, and well inside the surface area of the Class B airspace.

Boston, Mass.

May 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS/1715E/MEDFLIGHT 2, SIKORSKY S76, DEPARTING TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER, REPORTED A UAS AT 500 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. UNKN IF LEO NOTIFIED.

Dulles, Va.

June 1, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WASHINGTON, DC/UAS/1413E/DULLES TWR ADVISED UNITED 967, B763, REPORTED A GOLD /BRONZE COLORED 4 ENGINE HELICOPTER TYPE UAS AT 1,800 FEET 5 N IAD. UNITED 967, ON FINAL RWY 19L, REPORTED UAS 100 FEET BELOW AND 100 FEET TO RIGHT OF ACFT. FLIGHT OPERATION NOT AFFECTED. FAIRFAX CO SHERIFF AVIATION NOTIFIED AND WILL LAUNCH.

Virginia Beach, Va.

June 9, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA/UAS INCIDENT/1855E/MILITARY REDHAWK 710, H60, REPORTED AN ORANGE AND WHITE SQUARE SHAPED UAS APPROX 6-8 FEET DIAMETER AT 1,300 FEET 4 E VIRGINIA BEACH. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED.

Miami, Fla.

June 10, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI, FL/UAS INCIDENT/0828E/ASO ROC REPORTED THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WAS APPREHENDED AT 0828E WHILE OVERFLYING A SMALL UAS OVER THE US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA (400 N MIAMI AVE, MIAMI, FL). MIAMI-DADE PD RESPONDED TO SCENE, ISSUED A VERBAL WARNING BUT DID NOT ARREST INDIVIDUAL. PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW VIA E-MAIL.

Savannah, Ga.

June 16, 2014
PRELIM INFO FAA OPS: SAVANNAH, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1047E/SAVANNAH ATCT ADVISES N792CD, CIRRUS SR20, AT 2,100 FEET REPORTED UAS AT 500 FEET 2-3 NW SAV. JETBLUE 841, A320, AT 1,700 FEET REPORTED UAS AT 700-1200 FEET. BOTH ACFT PASSED DIRECTLY OVERHEAD. UAS TOP WHITE APPROX 5 FT LONG.

Charleston, S.C.

June 19, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA WOC: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA/UAS REPORT/6-11 1434E/EXPRESS JET 5740, CRJ2, REPORTED WHITE UAS, 4 FT WINGSPAN ON 6 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 15 AT 1,100 FEET. 500 FEET SEPARATION MAINTAINED, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

Hastings, Mich.

June 21, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HASTINGS, MI/UAS INCIDENT/1433E/GRAND RAPIDS ATCT ADVISED THAT N330F, CESSNA C182, REPORTED HE PASSED A UAS AT 1,000 FEET AGL (NO DIRECTION OF FLIGHT GIVEN FOR EITHER UAS OR ACFT) JUST SOUTH OF THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 30 AT HASTINGS AIRPORT (9D9) WHILE CLIMBING OUT WITH PARACHUTE JUMPERS.

Great Falls, Va.

June 22, 2014
On 7 July 2014, the FBI Baltimore Field Office received information in reference to a suspicious drone. On 22 June 2014, two United States Park Police Officers observed a drone flying over an overlook at the Great Falls Park. The identified operator of the drone was issued a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) violation for operating a drone aircraft without a permit. The individual was also advised of his violation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airspace rules for the National Capitol Region.

New York, N.Y.

June 22, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NYC/UAS INCIDENT/1550E/N90 REPORTED THAT BOTH AMERICAN 368, B737, AND DELTA 2540, B757, OBSERVED AN UNKN TYPE UAS BETWEEN 4,500 FEET AND 5,000 FEET SOUTH OF MANHATTAN ISLAND. NYPD AVIATION IS SENDING AN AIRBONE ASSET TO SCENE TO INVESTIGATE.

Teterboro, N.J.

June 25, 2014
PRELIMI INFO FROM FAA OPS: TETERBORO, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1455E/N801DE, DASSAULT FALCON DA20, AT 800 FEET, ON FINAL APPROACH TO TEB, REPORTED SILVER UAS HELO 50 BELOW RIGHT WING.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

June 26, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SCOTTSDALE, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1935P/SCOTTSDALE ATCT ADVISED THAT N820JT, CESSNA C510, ABQ TO SDL, REPORTED A QUADCOPTER RV PASSED 50 FEET OFF WING AT 1,000 FEET 2 MILES OFF APPROACH END RUNWAY 21. PILOT ADVISED HE FLEW SAME TYPE RV AS A HOBBY.

Stockton, Calif.

June 27, 2014
Number: SCK-M-2014/06/27-0001 Type: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs) Date/Time: Jun 27, 2014 - 1955Z A/C: N64PJ (HELO) Summary: N64PJ, a helicopter, was transitioning SCK Class D at approximately 750 feet. He reported to SCK LC that he almost hit two remote control gliders. He had one at eye level and one directly below him. He said they looked to be 5 or 6 feet in size. He was unfamiliar with the local area and stated that it appeared to be at a sports complex, south of the airport, he saw several baseball fields possibility a soccer field and a water tank in the middle of the complex. He said that he was giving us all the information to pass on and was not directly filing a NMAC. The ATM called the Manteca police and had them look at Northgate Park and the East Union High school area for the gliders. None have been located at the time of this MOR entry.

Wilmington, Del.

June 29, 2014
HQ DEN, UAS, NOTAM-VIP, TFR Reporting Facility: GREATER WILMINGTON ATCT, WILMINGTON, DE (ATCT) Remarks: ILG ATCT advised that VFR N63465/C150 at 2,500 feet reported seeing a wingless drone approximately 5 feet in size at 2,000 feet over/in the VIP TFR for Greenville/Wilmington, DE NOTAM 9/3124 (SFC to 1500' feet 1nm radius); USSS advised.

Detroit, Mich.

June 29, 2014
HQ DEN, Reporting Facility: DETROIT TRACON, DETROIT, MI (TRACON) Remarks: D21 advised that ASQ5544 CRJ7 ORF..DTW they observed a UAS while maneuvering 6nm SE of VLL airport (no mention of near miss condition or any other hazard reported by the PIC). D21 will query PIC for more detailed information after landing at DTW. PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TROY, MI/UAS INCIDENT/1132E/EXPRESS JET 5544, CRJ7, REPORTED UAS AT 7,500 FEET INSIDE DETROIT CLASS B AIRSAPCE 6 SE TROY, MICHIGAN. NO CONFLICT REPORTED.

Fairfield, N.J.

June 29, 2014
N5521S REPORTED AN UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT APPROXIMATED TWO TO THREE MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF THE FIELD AT OR BELOW 1000 FEET. UPON ARRIVAL, FURTHER QUESTIONED VIA GROUND CONTROL. N21S IDENTIFIED THE AIRCRAFT AS POSSIBLY A REMOTE CONTROL HELICOPTER WITH A BLUE LIGHT. REPORTED TO FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO REFFERED IT TO THE TOTOWA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Washington, D.C.

June 29, 2014
Potomac Consolidated TRACON (PCT) - Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:35 p.m. EDT: POE725/DH8D was cleared for the Visual Approach to Runway 19C at Washington Dulles (IAD) when the aircraft reported a Near Midair Collision (NMAC) with a drone. POE725 was approximately eight miles north of IAD at 2,800 feet when the aircraft came within 50 feet of what was reported as a black and silver drone with three circular propellers. POE725 stated no course correction was necessary to avoid the drone. The aircraft landed without further incident. Both the Domestic Events Network (DEN) and Local Law Enforcement officials were notified.

Savannah, Ga.

June 30, 2014
Summary: ASH2803, CRJ9 from CLT to SAV, was on a 2.1 mile final to runway 01 at SAV and reported a UAS (drone) at 800 feet altitude and 500 to 700 feet off his left wing. He described the drone as black/white with a probe sticking out of the nose, basically a fixed wing style. The pilot did not take any evasive action and landed without incident.

Washington, D.C.

July 3, 2014
MOR Alert for PCT Number: PCT-M-2014/07/03-0005 Type: Other Date/Time: Jul 3, 2014 - 2328Z A/C: UAS (UAS) Summary: NCRCC REQUEST MOR: DRONE P-56A VIOLATOR: AT 2328Z USSS PATROL REPORTED AN INDIVIDUAL OPERATING AN UAS (QUAD-COPTER W/CAMERA) WITHIN P-56A (IN THE VICINITY OF SHERMAN PARK) AT 100 FEET. THE INDIVIDUAL WAS DETAINED AND THE UAS WAS CONFISCATED BY USSS.

Caldwell, N.J.

July 4, 2014
Type of MOR: Public inquiry or concern (including all pilot reported NMACs) CDW-M-2014/07/04-0002Date/Time: Closest Proximity: 0 miles and 400 feet Summary: N41SJ, a helicopter based at Caldwell, reported encountering a drone 1 mile off the approach end of Runway 22 at CDW. The pilot reported that it passed 400 feet below him. No further details are available.

New York City, N.Y.

July 7, 2014
HQ DEN, Reporting Facility: LA GUARDIA ATCT, NEW YORK CITY, NY (ATCT) Remarks: LGA ATCT advised that PD19 a NYC PD helicopter reported a very fast moving UAS passing his ACFT with 800 feet separation, around 2,000 feet, 2nm north of the George Washington Bridge, NYC, NY. PD19 following the UAS to landing area and confiscated the UAS. No further information known at this time; possible charges pending. MOR Alert for LGA Number: LGA-M-2014/07/07-0001 Type: Date/Time: Jul 7, 2014 - 0415Z A/C: PD19 (HELO) Summary: PD19 HELO REPORTED A DRONE FLYING VERY QUICKLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE AND SPUYTEN DUVIL ESTIMATED UP TO AN ALTITUDE OF 2,000 FEET AGL. THE DRONE ALSO FLEW WITHIN AN ESTIMATED 800 FEET LATERALLY TO PD19. NYPD CONFISCATED THE DRONE AND IS INVESTIGATING. DEN AND ROC NOTIFIED.

Washington, D.C.

July 7, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WASHINGTON, DC/UAS INCIDENT/1000E/NCRCC ADVISES US PARK SERVICE POLICE ARE QUESTIONING AN INDIVIDUAL AFTER REPORTS OF A SMALL QUAD-UAS BEING FLOWN VCNTY LINCOLN MEMORIAL. UAS NOW ON GROUND. [redacted] ALSO RESPONDED.

Portland, Ore.

July 7, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTLAND, OR/UAS INCIDENT/1312P/N5311E, HAWKER BEECHCRAFT BE35, REPORTED PASSING A UAS WHILE WESTBOUND AT 2,200 FEET 3-4 N PDX ARPT. PILOT DESCRIBED UAS AS BRIGHT AND SHINY, APPROXIMATELY 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER. UNABLE TO DETERMINE IF UAS WAS STATIONARY OR MOVING.

Washington, D.C.

July 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WASHINGTON, DC/UAS INCIDENT/1055E/POTOMAC TRACON ADVISED THAT N33443, PIPER P28A, AT 2,200 FEET REPORTED A UAS THAT PASSED 400 - 500 FEET BELOW HIM. UAS DESCRIBED AS A SMALL WHITE AIRPLANE FLYING SOUTHBOUND 21 S DCA. DOD DEFERRING ACTION.

Honolulu, Hawaii

July 9, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HONOLULU, HI/UAS INCIDENT/0840L/MOKULELE 59, CESSNA C208, REPORTED SIGHTING OF A UAS 50-75 FEET OFF RIGHT WING AT 2,000 FEET OVER PUNCHBOWL HONOLULU, HI. TYPE OF UAS UNKN. MOR Alert for HCF Number: HCF-M-2014/07/09-0002 Type: Other Date/Time: Jul 9, 2014 - 1840Z A/C: MUL59 (C208) Summary: On GC frequency, MUL59 reported seeing a drone over when they were over Punchbowl at 2,000 feet. The pilot made the report at 1845Z. The pilot reported seeing the drone about 50-75 feet off their right wing. The pilot could not describe the type of drone but reported that it was definitely visible.

Cleveland, Ohio

July 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CLEVELAND, OH/UAS INCIDENT/1157E/N2065P, SCHWEIZER H269, BANKED RIGHT AS THEY PASSED A RED UAS (PSBL QUADROCOPTER) ABOUT 50 YARDS OFF THEIR LEFT SIDE AT 1,700 FEET 4.8 NE CLEVELAND. CLE FSDO NOTIFIED. MOR HAS BEEN FILED.

New Orleans, La.

July 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW ORLEANS, LA/UAS INCIDENT/1915C/NEW ORLEANS ATCT REPORTED THAT AT 1640C, AIRMED 5, HELO, AT 2,800 FEET, 23 S OF BATON ROUGE REPORTED A UAS WITH RED AND WHITE LIGHTS, 4 TO 5 FEET IN DIAMETER, PASSED ABOUT 100 FEET BELOW. ARMED 5 ADVISED IT LOOKED LIKE A REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE. MOR FILED.

Cincinnati, Ohio

July 12, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CINCINNATI, OH/UAS INCIDENT/1322E/CINCINNATI TRACON REPORTED N845P, CIRRUS SR22, LORAIN ELYRIA, OH - LOUISVILLE, KY, REPORTED A BLACK QUADCOPTER IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OFF THE ACFT LEFT SIDE AT 8,000 FEET 16 NNE CINCINNATI. MOR TO BE FILED BY CINCINNATI TRACON.

Columbus, Ga.

July 12, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLUMBUS, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1410E/ATL TRACON REPORTED N2872T, PIPER PA31, FORT PIERCE, FL - MCMINNVILLE, TN, AT 8,000 FEET REPORTED A UAS 500 FEET ABOVE, BLACK AND GRAY IN COLOR WITH A 4-5 FOOT WINGSPAN HEADING SE BOUND. MOR TO BE FILED.

Portsmouth, Va.

July 13, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTSMOUTH, VA/UAS INCIDENT/0828E/VIRGINIA PORT AUTHORITY POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED LOCATING A UAS ON PROPERTY AT PORTSMOUTH MARINE TERMINAL WEST SIDE OF BUILDING 100. UAS WAS WHITE, 4 PROPS (2 WHITE AND 2 BLUE STRIPED), AND A Z OUTLINED IN BLACK. CAMERA EQUIPPED WITH WIFI CAPABILITY FOUND BROKEN FROM UAS.

Chicago, Ill.

July 13, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHICAGO, IL/UAS INCIDENT/1106C/CHICAGO O'HARE ATCT ADVISED REPUBLIC 4299, E170, KANSAS CITY, MO - ORD, REPORTED R/C ACFT OPERATING AT 500 FEET AGL ABOUT 1 E ARPT NEAR FINAL RUNWAY 28C. ORD ATCT ADVISED AREA IS A CLOSED R/C AIRPARK. LEO NOTIFIED.

Minneapolis, Minn.

July 15, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT CALLED MSP ATCT TO ADVISE THEY ARE HANDLING A "UAS" (DRONE INCIDENT) ON THE PARKING RAMP AT TARGET FIELD (BASEBALL FIELD). THE INDIVIDUAL WAS UNAWARE OF FAA RESTRICTIONS. POLICE WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION TOMORROW AND ADVISE MSP ATCT.

Trenton, N.J.

July 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TRENTON, NJ/UAS EVENT/0853E/N1452U, C172, WHILE LANDING TRENTON AT 1,200 FEET REPORTED A 4 PROPELLER UAS 100 FEET ABOVE ACFT NE BOUND.

Brooklyn, N.Y.

July 17, 2014
HQ DEN was advised after the fact of an incident where an HMX ACFT reported seeing a UAS within 50-75 feet of Nighthwawk 2 (backup VIP ACFT), about the size of a folding table, during the lift to Wall Street near Bennett Field.

Ft Beloir, Va.

July 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FT BELVOIR, VA/UAS INCIDENT/1341E/ARMY PAT05, H60, REPORTED A SMALL DARK HELICOPTER LIKE UAS OPERATING 1 NW DAVIDSON ARMY AIRFIELD, FT BELVOIR AT 1,500 FEET.

Charlotte, N.C.

July 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHARLOTTE, NC/UAS INCIDENT/2010E/PSA 4797, CRJ2, REPORTED THAT DURING 12 MILE FINAL TO CLT RUNWAY 36L AT 3,100 FEET A BLACK AND RED UAS PASSED 100 FEET BELOW ACFT E BOUND. ROCK HILL POLICE NOTIFIED.

Los Angeles, Calif.

July 19, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOS ANGELES, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1615P/HAWAIIAN 10, A332, REPORTED A CHEVRON SHAPED UAS OVER COLLISEUM AT 3,500 FEET 8 NE LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL ARPT. FSDO HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.

Dallas, Texas

July 19, 2014
CLOSE OUT INFO FROM FAA OPS: DALLAS-FT WORTH, TX/UAS INCIDENT/2034C/ENVOY 3210, CRJ7, REPORTED AT 1938C ON 10 MILE FINAL TO DFW RUNWAY17L AT 3,000 FEET A 4-10 FEET IN DIAMETER UAS PASSED 500 FEET OFF LEFT SIDE AT SAME ALTITUDE. THE UAS WAS BLACK AND RED IN COLOR WITH 4 ROTORS AND HEADED NORTH BOUND. LEO'S WERE NOTIFIED.

Newark, N.J.

July 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UNMANNED ACFT SYSTEM/1353E/EXPRESS JET 4388, E135, JAX-EWR, REPORTED A TCAS ALERT WHILE ON FINAL NORTHBOUND FOR RY 4R AT 3,000 FEET. 3 UAS AT 500-1,000 FEET HEADING SOUTHBOUND WAS OBSERVED. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Lakeland, Fla.

July 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAKELAND, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1515E/DELTA 1903, A319, LGA - SRQ, REPORTED OBSERVING A UAS ACFT WHILE SOUTHBOUND AT 3,000 FEET, APPROX 20 N LAL. OBJECT APPEARED TO BE 500 FEET ABOVE. NO NOMAC OR TCAS ALERT.

Sausalito, Calif.

July 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAUSALITO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1927P/N296ME, CESSNA C152, INBOUND TO HAYWARD EXECUTIVE ARPT, HAYWARD, CA, REPORTED A CLOSE CALL WITH A SMALL UAS ROTORCRAFT, WITH A GREEN FLASHING LIGHT, 10.5 N SAUSALITO VOR, AT 4,500 FEET.

Oxford, Conn.

July 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: OXFORD, CT/UAS INCIDENT/2013E/BRADLEY TRACON ISSUED MOR AFTER WATERBURY-OXFORD ARPT CONTROLLER REPORTED VFR N2222B, PIPER P28A, ENCOUNTERED A UAS DESCRIBED AS 4 FEET WIDE PASSING 400 FEET ABOVE HIS AIRCRAFT AT 5,700 FEET HEADING ENE. N2222B WAS HEADING SOUTHWESTBOUND AT 5,300 FEET 12 NE WATERBURY-OXFORD ARPT. BRADLEY TRACON ADVISED MERIDEN.

Boston, Mass.

July 21, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOSTON, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1953E/BOSTON ARTCC REPORTED COBALT AIR 1510, PILATUS PC12, WHILE SE BOUND AT FL190, REPORTED A UAS WITH 10-15 FT WINGSPAN PASSING 1,000-1,500 FEET BELOW HEADING SOUTHBOUND 10 SE BOSTON. NO CONFLICT REPORTED.

Ft Wayne, Ind.

July 22, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FT WAYNE, IN/UAS INCIDENT/2040E/FT WAYNE APPROACH ADVISED N470DS, DIAMOND DA40, REPORTED A GREEN UAS WITH BLACK WINGS AND RED LIGHT WITH LESS THAN 4 FT WINGSPAN WHILE E BOUND AT 6,100 FEET 20 W FT WAYNE. UAS PASSED 40 FEET BELOW, 150 FEET LATERAL, OPPOSITE DIRECTION. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LEO NOT NOTIFIED.

Bellevue, Idaho

July 23, 2014
On July 23, 2014 at approximately 14:17 hours, I received a call from Blaine County Communications for a report of a "drone" which was harassing a "spray plane." I contacted the pilot, who said a "drone" was following him near Price Lane. I made contact with [redacted]. [redacted] stated he had been operating his DJI Phantom 2 drone when the plane was spraying the field. I explained to [redacted] if he was to cause his drone to hit the spray plane he would cause significant damage to the plane and possibly cause it to crash.[redacted] was very apologetic and stated he had no intentions of causing any damage or injury to anyone.

Canarsie, N.Y.

July 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CANARSIE, NY/UAS EVENT/1208E/JETBLUE 1105, A320, REPORTED A UAS AT 1,800 FEET OVER CANARSIE.

Wheeling, W.Va.

July 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WHEELING, WV/UAS INCIDENT/1130E/N4391L, CESSNA C172, REPORTED A UAS, 3-4 FEET DIAMETER WITH 4 BLADES AND CAMERA, SAME ALTITUDE AND APPROXIMATELY 150 FEET LATERAL DISTANCE FROM ACFT AT 1,000 FEET AGL 5 SW WHEELING, WV.

Juneau, Alaska

July 28, 2014
Subject: JNU - UAS/Drone Incident 7-28-2014 Information Reported by ROC Daily Reporting Application (DRA) Title: JNU - UAS/Drone Incident 7-28-2014 Region: AAL Event Time Zone: AKDT+08 Event Date (UTC): 7/28/2014 Event Time (UTC): 0000Z Received By: kim webber Reporting Facility: JNU MOR Event Type: UAS/Drone Incident Location: JNU Description of Event: JNU: A NORTHSTAR HELICOPTER RPTD TO JNU AIRPORT A DRONE WAS IN THE VCNTY OF GCI BLDG 1 N OF ARPT IN THE HELICOPTERS APCH CORRIDOR, DRONE OPERATED BY A REAL ESTATE FIRM TAKING PICTURES OF THE BUILDING TO BE PUT UP FOR SALE,

Reno, Nev.

July 28, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: RENO, NV/UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS/2059P/CARE FLIGHT 3, EUROCOPTER AS50, REPORTED A UAS AT 5,200 FEET, 1 SE RENOWN HOSPITAL, RENO. UAS WAS BETWEEN ACFT AND HOSPITAL AND HAD MULTIPLE RED LIGHTS.

Sacramento, Calif.

July 29, 2014
MOR Alert for MHR Number: MHR-M-2014/07/29-0001 Type: A/C operated at Altitude/Route/Speed other than expected/intended (Includes TCAS RA - No Loss/spillout) Date/Time: Jul 29, 2014 - 2358Z A/C: SPTN622 (UH60) Summary: SPTN622 AN UH60 NATIONAL GUARD HELO REPORTED A UAV 30 FEET FROM HIS A/C WHILE HE WAS AT 1300 FT OVER SUNRISE BLVD JUST NORTH OF U.S. HWY 50 (APPROX 5 MI NORTH EAST OF MHR). UAV DESCRIBED AS A ROTARY TYPE. SPTN622 CONTINUED NORTH EAST TOWARDS FOLSOM LAKE.

New York, N.Y.

July 29, 2014
MOR Alert for N90 Number: N90-M-2014/07/29-0002 Type: Other Date/Time: Jul 29, 2014 - 0003Z A/C: AWE2192 (E190) Summary: AWE2192 E190 INBOUND TO LGA. LGA 225 RADIAL 5 DME HEADING 040 AT 4000 FT. REPORTED A UNMANNED VEHICLE YELLOW IN COLOR OPPOSITE DIRECTION AT 3950 FT, PASSED JUST UNDERNEATH THE AIRCRAFT. REPORTED TO NYPD AVIATION .

Juneau, Alaska

July 29, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JNU/UAS INCIDENT/271600L/A NORTHSTAR HELICOPTER REPORTED TO JNU AIRPORT A UAS WAS IN THE VCNTY OF GCI BLDG 1 N OF ARPT IN THE HELICOPTERS APCH CORRIDOR. THE UAS WAS OPERATED BY CARLTON-SMITH REAL ESTATE FIRM TAKING PICTURES OF THE BUILDING TO BE PUT UP FOR SALE. AAL FSDO ADVISED.

Sacramento, Calif.

July 29, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SACRAMENTO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1658P/NCT ADVISED DEN PILOT OF ARMY SPRTN622, H60, REPORTED A UAS PASSED WITHIN 30 FEET OF ACFT AT 1,300 FEET APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE N MHR.

New York, N.Y.

July 29, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS REPORT/2015E/N90 ADVISED ON DEN US AIRWAYS 2192, E190, DCA-LGA, PILOT REPORTED A UAS YELLOW IN COLOR WITH 4 FEET WING SPAN PASSED WITHIN 50 FEET OF ACFT AT 4,000 FEET 5 SW LGA. NYPD AVIATION UNIT ADVISED.

New York, N.Y.

July 30, 2014
Reporting Facility: BOSTON ARTCC, BOSTON, MA (ARTCC) Call Sign: N785QS Aircraft Type: GLF5 Origin: EGGW LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Destination: KPVD PROVIDENCE Remarks: PIC reported a square helicopter type drone at HVQ020018, 9000 feet. NY State PD NTFYD.

Atlanta, Ga.

July 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1825E/AIRTRAN 222, B712, TAMPA, FL - ATLANTA, REPORTED A UAS, NO DESCRIPTION GIVEN, SAME ALTITUDE AT 3,000 FEET 20 W ATLANTA. FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF AND UNION CITY PD NOTIFIED.

Colts Neck, N.J.

Aug. 2, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLTS NECK, NJ/UAS EVENT/1657E/N8187Y, PIPER PA30, REPORTED A UAS AT 5,500 FEET 6 ESE COLTS NECK.

Wheeling, W.Va.

Aug. 3, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WHEELING, WV/UAS INCIDENT/174E/N629MC, PILATUS PC12, REPORTED DEVIATING AROUND AN UNKN TYPE UAS AT 3,000 FEET 12 SW WHEELING. UAS APPEARED TO BE SLIGHTLY BELOW 3,000 FEET. LEO NOTIFIED.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Aug. 4, 2014
HQ DEN, UAS Reporting Facility: SO. CALIFORNIA TRACON, LOS ANGELES, CA (TRACON) Call Sign: WJA1696 Aircraft Type: B738 Origin: CYVR VANCOUVER, CANADA Destination: KLAX LOS ANGELES Remarks: PIC reported a white "drone" operating 4 south of LAX heading eastbound at 4000', no impact to the aircraft's flight. Aircraft was on the final into LAX at 4000'. No other information available.

Miami, Fla.

Aug. 5, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI, FL/UAS EVENT/1025E/IBC AIRWAYS 965, SAAB SF34, REPORTED A SILVER UAS AT 4,000 FEET 7.5 E KENDALL-TAMIAMI ARPT. CLOSEST PROXIMITY NOT REPORTED. LEO NOTIFIED.

White Plains, N.Y.

Aug. 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WHITE PLAINS, NY/UAS EVENT/1115E/WHITE PLAINS ATCT REPORTS 2 UAS OPERATING 4.25 SW WEST CHESTER COUNTY ARPT. UAS BLACK IN COLOR OPERATING ABOVE BUILDINGS. REPORT RECEIVED FROM WHITE PLAINS PD.

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Aug. 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: GRAND RAPIDS, MI/UAS INCIDENT/2143E/A SECURITY GUARD AT 665 SEWARD AVE, GRAND RAPIDS, REPORTED A UAS WITH RED AND GREEN LIGHTS WITH 4 PROPELLERS ON IT HOVERING 100 FEET ABOVE HIS HEAD FOR ABOUT 5 MINS. THERE WAS ALSO A GROUP OF 3 AIRCRAFT WHICH WERE SPEWING BLACK SMOKE THAT MADE SEVERAL PASSES OVER HIS BUILDING AROUND THIS SAME TIME FRAME.

Worcester, Mass.

Aug. 9, 2014
UPDATE INFO FROM FAA OPS: WORCESTER, MA/UAS EVENT/1415E/BRADLEY APPROACH REPORTED N119RW, AGUSTA A119, 7 NW WORCESTER, NORTHEAST BOUND, ENCOUNTERED UAS AT 3,500 FEET, OPPOSITE DIRECTION, 500 TO 1,000 FEET OFF RIGHT SIDE OF ACFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED. UAS WAS 4 TO 5 FEET IN LENGTH, GRAY IN COLOR, FIXED WING WITH SINGLE ENGINE IN FRONT AND TAPERED BODY TO REAR. BRADLEY APPROACH NOTIFIED THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE.

Atlanta, Ga.

Aug. 10, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ATLANTA, GA/UAS EVENT/1047E/ATLANTA ARTCC REPORTED VENTURE AVIATION GROUP 192, CESSNA C56X, ENCOUNTERED UAS AT FL250, PASSED ABOVE HIM (NORTH TO SOUTH) 100 E ATLANTA. UAS WAS GRAYISH IN COLOR. LEO WAS NOT CONTACTED DUE TO ALTITUDE AND LOCATION.

Houston, Texas

Aug. 10, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1625C/HOUSTON TRACON REPORTED A LIFEGUARD HELO WAS AT 800 FEET AND SIGHTED A RED 4 PROP UAS AT 700 FEET 5 WSW HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT, HEADING UNKN. UAS WAS INSIDE HOUSTON CLASS B AIRSPACE.

Houston, Texas

Aug. 10, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1845C/HOUSTON TRACON ADVISED THAT VFR N771TX, EXPERIMENTAL CTLS, REPORTED A UAS OPERATING AT VERY CLOSE PROXIMITY TO HIS ACFT AT 2,500 FEET IN CLASS B AIRSPACE VCNTY OF THE HOUSTON ASTRODOME 14 NW HOUSTON HOBBY ARPT.

Byron, Calif.

Aug. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BYRON, CA/UAS INCIDENT/2005P/NCT REPORTED N340TU, CESSNA C340, OBSERVED AN UNIDENTIFIED UAS WHILE NORTHWEST BOUND AT 3,000 FEET, VCNTY BYRON. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

Carlsbad, Calif.

Aug. 16, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CARLSBAD, CA/UAS INCIDENT/0945P/N9897F, CESSNA C172, REPORTED MULTIPLE RC AIRCRAFT 1.5 MILES NE OF RUNWAY 24 APPROACH END AT 800 FEET.

Savannah, Ga.

Aug. 16, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAVANNAH, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1516E/N2172K, P28B, REPORTED UAS AT 4,500 FEET 8 SE SAV.

Windsor, Canada

Aug. 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WINDSOR, CANADA/UAS/0839E/N33AD, CESSNA C414, WHILE SE BOUND AT 15,000 FEET, 14 SE WINDSOR, REPORTED A UAS HEADING NORTHBOUND WITHIN 50 FEET OF ACFT. UAS PASSED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE NOTIFIED.

Islip, N.Y.

Aug. 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ISLIP, NY/MISC - UAS INCIDENT/1345E/ISP ATCT REPORTED N192JK, MOONEY M20R, OBSERVED AN UNKN TYPE UAS AT 2,000 FEET, 5 NW ISP. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Buffalo, N.Y.

Aug. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BUFFALO, NY/UAS/1050E/TWO TOWER CONTROLLERS REPORTED OBSERVING A QUAD COPTER UAS OVER THE CENTER OF THE ARPT. ALTITUDE UNKN. UAS DEPARTED TO THE SOUTHWEST AND WAS THE SIZE OF A SEAGULL. LEO NOTIFIED.

Meriden, Conn.

Aug. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MERIDEN, CT/UAS INCIDENT/2053E/N616VT, PIPER P28A, WHILE NE BOUND AT 3,500 FEET REPORTED A GREEN/BLUE UAS OFF LEFT WING 200 FEET BELOW ACFT 5 ESE MERIDEN. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Washington, D.C.

Aug. 19, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WASHINGTON, DC/UAS INCIDENT/10005/DC PD REPORTED ARREST OF INDIVIDUAL STUCK IN TREE AT FREEDOM PLAZA, INTERSECTION OF 14TH ST AND PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW, AFTER HE CLIMBED UP THE TREE TO RETRIEVE HIS UAS THAT HAD CRASHED INTO THE SAME TREE.

Van Nuys, Calif.

Aug. 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: VAN NUYS, CA/UAS EVENT/1120P/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRACON REPORTED SKY WEST 5641, CRJ2, WHILE DEPARTING BURBANK ARPT REPORTED A UAS AT 8,700 FEET 5 N VAN NUYS. NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO WILL BE NOTIFIED.

Las Vegas, Nev.

Aug. 22, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAS VEGAS, NV/UAS INCIDENT/1941P/LAS VEGAS ATCT REPORTED EMERGENCY 21, LOCAL MEDEVAC HELO, WAS ALMOST STRUCK BY A UAS AT 200 FEET WHILE DEPARTING UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 4 NNW LAS. LAS METRO PD HELO RESPONDED AND FOUND NO AIRBORNE UAS.

Burbank, Calif.

Aug. 23, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BURBANK, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1225P/N404V, HAWKER BEECHCRAFT BE36, REPORTED A BLACK AND RED, 3x3 FEET, UAS OFF THE LEFT WING PASSING OPPOSITE DIRECTION WHILE N BOUND AT 8,000 FEET 2 S BURBANK. CLOSEST PROXIMITY NOT REPORTED. LAPD NOTIFIED.

Nashua, N.H.

Aug. 23, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NASHUA, NH/UAS INCIDENT/1420E/NOAA NAA11M, CESSNA C337, WHILE 5 SOUTH OF BOIRE FIELD ARPT AT 3,000 FEET REPORTED UAS OVERHEAD AT 3,500 FEET. UNABLE TO DETERMINE COLOR, DESCRIBED UAS AS DELTA-WING MODEL JET.

Boston, Mass.

Aug. 23, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOS/UAS INCIDENT/1536E/AIR WISCONSIN 3830, CRJ7, REPORTED A SMALL METALLIC UAS PASSING OPPOSITE DIRECTION AT 1,000 FEET WHILE NE BOUND ON FINAL APPROACH RUNWAY 4L, 4 SW BOS. MA STATE PD HELICOPTER INVESTIGATED, NEGATIVE FINDINGS.

Herndon, Va.

Aug. 25, 2014
UPDATE INFO FROM FAA OPS: HERNDON, VA/UAS INCIDENT/1945E/N5294W, CESSNA C172, REPORTED A UAS CAME WITHIN 20 FEET OF ACFT WHILE AT 1,500 FEET 14 NNW HERNDON. UAS DESCRIBED AS 3 FEET TALL AND A ROTOR ON TOP 2 FEET ACROSS. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. INCIDENT REPORTED TO THE PURCELLVILLE, VA PD.

Falmouth, Mass.

Aug. 28, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FALMOUTH, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1858E/BUFFALO APCH ADVISED CANADIAN CFHPM, GULFSTREAM GLF4, REPORTED A UAS WITH GREEN LIGHTS 25 ENE CAPE COD COAST GUARD AIR STATION, FALMOUTH AT 7,500 FEET.

St Petersburg, Fla.

Aug. 28, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ST PETERSBURG, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1936E/ST PETERSBURG ATCT ADVISED N94NF, VAN'S RV9, REPORTED A UAS 3 WEST ST PETERSBURG AT 800 FEET NORTHBOUND. UAS WAS 2-3 FEET IN LENGTH AND WHITE IN COLOR.

Washington, D.C.

Aug. 29, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WASHINGTON, DC/UAS INCIDENT/1405E/USCP REPORTED THAT THEY HAD DETAINED AN INDIVIDUAL OPERATING A UAS WITHIN US CAPITOL GROUND.

Santa Rosa, Calif.

Aug. 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA ROSA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1434P/HORIZON 474, DEHAVILLAND DH8D, REPORTED A MODEL AIRCRAFT OFF THE LEFT WING WHILE NW BOUND AT 1,300 FEET ON APPROACH, APPROX 2 MILES NE SANTA ROSA. NO CONFLICT REPORTED. POLICE HELICOPTER INVESTIGATED, NOTHING FOUND.

Allentown, Pa.

Aug. 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ALLENTOWN, PA/UAS INCIDENT/2005E/ABE ATCT REPORTED AN UNKN UAS WAS OBSERVED APPROX 1 SW ABE. UAS LANDED AT NEARBY HS FIELD (LEE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL), AND IT APPEARED THAT STADIUM PERSONNEL WERE OPERATING USAS. ABE ATCT WILL NOTIFY STADIUM PERSONNEL TO CEASE OPERATIONS OF UAS.

Torrance, Calif.

Aug. 31, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TORRANCE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1340P/TORRANCE ATCT REPORTED A UAS WAS OBSERVED 3 NW ZAMPERINI FIELD, TORRANCE, CA, AT 2,400 FEET. UAS WAS DESCRIBED AS A ROTORCRAFT APPROX 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER. LEOS WERE NOT NOTIFIED.

Knoxville, Tenn.

Sept. 3, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: KNOXVILLE, TN/UAS INCIDENT/012000C/A REMOTELY PILOTED UAS (QUADCOPTER WITH CAMERA ATTACHED) WAS OBSERVED OPERATING IN TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED AIRSPACE AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE NEYLAND STADIUM. THE UAS WAS NEVER OBSERVED INSIDE THE PERIMETER OF THE STADIUM. THE OPERATOR OF THE UAS WAS ORDERED BY UT POLICE TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT WHICH HE DID.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Sept. 3, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LOS ANGELES, CA/UAS INCIDENT/0848P/SOUTHERN CAL TRACON ADVISED THAT XOJET 756, CESSNA C750, VAN NUYS, CA - SANTA ANA, CA, SOUTHBOUND AT 8,000 FEET REPORTED A SLOW MOVING SILVER BOX SHAPED UAS NORTHBOUND AT 7,800 FEET. SCT TO NOTIFY LA COUNTY PD.

Buffalo, N.Y.

Sept. 4, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BUF/UAS/1044E/BUF APPROACH REPORTED UAS 4 SSE BUF AT 2,000 FEET RED AND WHITE IN COLOR. POSSIBLY SAME QUAD COPTER AS REPORTED IN PAST.

Santo Monica, Calif.

Sept. 4, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SANTA MONICA, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1049P/AIR CHINA 987, B777, BEIJING, CHINA - LAX, REPORTED AN UNKN TYPE UAS AT 4,000 FEET, 14 E SMO. NO INJURIES REPORTED. LAPD AIR SUPPORT UNIT NOTIFIED.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Sept. 6, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SALT LAKE CITY, UT/UAS INCIDENT/1910M/SLC TRACON ADVISED UNIDENTIFIED CIRRUS SR22, REPORTED A UAS PASSING 200 FEET BELOW OPPOSITE DIRECTION WHILE S BOUND AT 10,500 FEET 10.5 SE SALT LAKE CITY. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED. SLC ARPT PD NOTIFIED.

Lee Summit, Mo.

Sept. 7, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LEE SUMMIT, MO/UAS/1230C/KANSAS CITY ATCT ADVISES N154WW, PIPER PA31, REPORTED BEING OVERFLOWN BY A UAS BY 200 TO 300 FEET AT 2,300 FEET 5 N LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. UAS SOUTHBOUND, ACFT WAS NORTHBOUND. UAS WAS WHITE WITH 2 PROPELLERS, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE. JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

New York City, N.Y.

Sept. 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS INCIDENTS/1942E/LGA ATCT ADVISED THAT 3 AIRCRAFT, EXPRESSJET 5346, CRJ7; PINNACLE 4166, CRJ9; AND CHAUTAUQUA 6119, E135; REPORTED A VERY CLOSE CALL WITH A UAS ON 5 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 4, AT 1,900 FEET. NY PD AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

Nashville, Tenn.

Sept. 10, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NASHVILLE, TN/UAS INCIDENT/1715C/ENVOY 3520, CRJ7, ORD - BNA, REPORTED A HELO TYPE UAS ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 20R APPROX 300 FEET AGL ON THE NORTH SIDE OF I-40 IN A SHOPPING AREA. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN BY THE PILOT. NASHVILLE METRO PD NOTIFIED.

Portland, Ore.

Sept. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTLAND, OR/UAS/1425P/PORT OF PORTLAND PD RECEIVED A REPORT FROM THE FBI THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WAS FLYING A 4 PROP UAV AT 150-200 FEET OVER THE FBI BUILDING LOCATED .5 MILE EAST END OF RUNWAY 10R/28L PORTLAND. PORTLAND ATCT ALSO OBSERVED THE UAS AT THE SAME LOCATION AT 1542P.

Deer Park, Texas

Sept. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DEER PARK, TX/SECURITY/0905C/NATL RESPONSE CENTER REPORTED A LOW FLYING PLANE WAS SEEN AT THE REFINERY THAT LOOKED LIKE A UAS. THE ACFT WAS INITIALLY HEADING NW AND THEN TURNED NE LEAVING THE AREA. THERE WERE NO MARKING ON THE WHITE ACFT THAT WAS FLYING LOWER THAN A NORMAL ACFT.

Orlando, Fla.

Sept. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1351E/CENTRAL FL TRACON ADVISED N8046J, REPORTED A SMALL SILVER TYPE UAS HEADING E AT 2,500 FEET 3 W MCO. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED.

Phoenix, Ariz.

Sept. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1800P/N3831, EUROCOPTER AS350, REPORTED A UAS WHILE NORTHBOUND AT 2,000 FEET 7 S DEER VALLEY ARPT. UAV WAS CROSSING LEFT TO RIGHT THEN TURNED SOUTHBOUND AT 1,900 FEET. NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED.

Cleveland, Ohio

Sept. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CLEVELAND, OH/UAS INCIDENT/2049E/LIFE FLIGHT 3, HELICOPTER (TYPE UNKN), REPORTED OBSERVING A UAS TRAVELLING WESTBOUND AT 1,300 FEET, VCNTY BKL ARPT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Tampa, Fla.

Sept. 12, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TAMPA, FL/UAS INCIDENT/0110E/TPA ARPT OPS CONTACTED DEN IN REF TO RECEIVING A REPORT THAT A UAS HAD BEEN OBSERVED FLYING DOWNTOWN TAMPA (VCNTY SUN TRUST BANK BLDG). NO DESCRIPTION OF UAS. THE LOCATION IS APPROX 6NM FROM TPA. NO IMPACT TO OPS. DEN REQUESTED TPA ARPT OPS CONTACT TAMPA PD WITH REPORT.

Everett, Wash.

Sept. 13, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EVERETT, WA/UAS/1933P/N41896, PIPER P28A, REPORTED A UAS 5 SSE EVERETT AT 3000-3500 FEET. NO PRIMARY TARGET WAS OBSERVED AND PAE TOWER DID NOT SEE THE UAS.

Portsmouth, N.H.

Sept. 14, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTSMOUTH, NH/UAS INCIDENT/0940E/VFR N16WC, PIPER PA31, REPORTED A 4 BLADE RECREATIONAL (LIME GREEN) UAS 200 FEET BELOW WHILE HEADING WESTBOUND. NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PD WAS NOTIFIED .

Quincy, Calif.

Sept. 14, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: QUINCY, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1100P/SEVERAL PEOPLE REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT APRROXIMATELY 4,500 FEET NEAR QUINCY. UAS APPEARS TO SELF PROPELLED, BLACK, AND INFLATIBLE .

Allentown, Pa.

Sept. 14, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ALLENTOWN, PA/UAS/1745E/ALLENTOWN ATCT REPORTED N10VF, CESSNA C152, WHILE ON 1 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 6 AT ALLENTOWN ARPT, OBSERVED UAS DESCRIBED AS A RADIO CONTROLLED ACFT OFF HIS LEFT WING, AT 300 FEET AGL, APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE FROM THRESHOLD OF RUNWAY 6. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

Baltimore, Md.

Sept. 15, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BALTIMORE, MD/UAS EVENT/1829E/POTOMAC TRACON ADVISED SOUTHWEST 2501, B737, ATLANTA, GA - BWI, AT 9,000 FEET REPORTED A UAS 3,000 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE FLYING 1 NE NOTTINGHAM VORTAC, MD (OUTSIDE THE FRZ). PILOT COULD NOT GIVE A DISCRIPTION OF THE UAS. LEO TO BE NOTIFIED.

New York, N.Y.

Sept. 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW YORK, NY/UAS/0045E/PUBLIC USE PD19, HELICOPTER, REPORTED A UAS AT 800 FEET FLYING CIRCLES AROUND HELICOPTER 5.35 S LA GUARDIA. CLOSEST PROXIMITY TO HELICOPTER APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET. NYPD GROUND UNITS LOCATED AND APPREHENDED OPERATOR. NO UAS DESCRIPTION REPORTED.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Sept. 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHILADELPHIA, PA/UAS INCIDENT/1315E/PHL APPROACH RECEVIED A REPORT FROM PHILADELPHIA PD OF AN UNAUTHORIZED UAS OPERATING OVER THE PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL. NO FURTHER INFO AS TO TYPE OF VEHICLE OR WHAT ACTION LEO HAS TAKEN.

Leesburg, Va.

Sept. 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LEESBURG, VA/UAS INCIDENT/2147E/POTOMAC TRACON ADVISED N242AV, CESSNA C172, REPORTED A UAS WITH TWO RED LIGHTS PASSING 200 FEET ABOVE WHILE AT 1,800 FEET 36 NW DCA. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED.

Portland, Ore.

Sept. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTLAND, OR/UAS REPORT/9-11 1427P/PORT OF PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A REPORT FROM FBI AGENT [redacted] OF AN INDIVIDUAL FLYING A 4 PROP UAS OVER THE FBI BUILDING LOCATED ADJACENT TO NE 82ND, BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND AN ESTIMATED 150-200 FEET. THE LOCATION OF THE FBI BUILDING IS WITHIN .5 MILE EAST RWY 28L/10R PORTLAND INTL ARPT. AT 1442P TOWER OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT OPERATING AS REPORTED.

Laverne, Calif.

Sept. 19, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LAVERNE, CA/UAS EVENT/1405P/POC ATCT REPORTED A SMALL 4 ROTOR UAS WITH CAMERA ATTACHED WAS REPORTED BY CONTROLLER AT NE CORNER OF ARPT PROPERTY ALTITUDE APPROXIMATELY 75 FEET. NO IMPACT ON OPS. UAS REPORTEDLY USED TO SURVEY A BLDG BY NEWMARK GRUB COMPANY.

Visalia, Calif.

Sept. 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: VISALIA, CA/UAS/1135P/FRESNO ATCT REPORTS N54VA, CESSNA C172, ON PHOTO MISSION WORK, AT 1,500 FEET, 3 N VISALIA ENCOUNTERED 5 UAS 200 FEET ABOVE AND 2 UAS 500 FEET BELOW THEIR ALTITUDE. PILOT DESCRIBED UAS AS REMOTE CONTROL GLIDERS. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE. LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.

Portland, Ore.

Sept. 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTLAND, OR/UAS INCIDENT/1357P/PORTLAND APPROACH ADVISED N36711, PIPER P28A, 15 NM S PORTLAND AT 3,000 FEET REPORTED A UAS, RED IN COLOR, PASSED 100 FEET LATERAL, AT THE SAME ALTITUDE. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

Teterboro, N.J.

Sept. 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TETERBORO, NJ/UAS/1708E/NEW YORK APPROACH REPORTS A UAS PASSED IN FRONT OF PORTER 139, DE HAVILLAND DH8D, AT 4,000 FEET HEADING NE BOUND 8 NW TETERBORO. CLOSEST PROXIMITY UNKNOWN. NO UAS DESCRIPTION REPORTED. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE NOTIFIED.

San Jose, Calif.

Sept. 24, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1159P/N737TX, CESSNA C172, REPORTED A UAS OVER CALAVERAS RESERVOIR AT 3,700 FEET. NO CONFLICT OR PROXIMITY REPORTED.

New York, N.Y.

Sept. 24, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS INCIDENT/1830E/DELTA 2370, B712, LGA-PBI, REPORTED A UAS AT 1,800 FEET DURING CLIMBOUT. NO CONFLICT OR PROXIMITY REPORTED.

TERRE HAUTE, Idaho

Sept. 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TERRE HAUTE, ID/UAS INCIDENT/1327M/HUF ATCT ADVISED N25SK, CESSNA C172, REPORTED A UAS WHILE ON A 2 MILE FINAL RUNWAY 23. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED.

Gadsden, Ala.

Sept. 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: GADSDEN, AL/UAS INCIDENT/1340C/ATLANTA ARTCC ADVISED, N266DR, DIAMOND DA42, CCO-HSV, REPORTED A UAS AT 7,800 FEET 10 NW GAD HEADING SW BOUND. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED. LEOS NOT NOTIFIED.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.

Sept. 26, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MINNEAPOLIS, MN/UAS INCIDENT/1200C/MINNEAPOLIS FSDO REPORTED A LOCAL REAL ESTATE OPERATING A UAS APPROX .5 SE MSP. UAS CRASHED INTO AN APARTMENT BUILDING. NO DAMAGES AND NO IMPACT TO MSP OPERATIONS REPORTED.

Phoenix, Ariz.

Sept. 26, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1215P/N503PD, ENSTROM EN28, REPORTED A UAS (QUAD-COPTER) HOVERING 300 FEET BELOW WHILE ORBITING AT 1,600 FEET, 3 WNW PHX. NO CONFLICT REPORTED.

El Cajon, Calif.

Sept. 26, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: EL CAJON, CA/UAS EVENT/1800P/CITIZEN CALLER REPORTED TO TSOC FAMS, A DRONE IN EL CAJON CA. DRONE WAS DESCRIBED AS A QUAD COPTER TYPE UAS WITH LIGHTS, LAST SPOTTED AT 0100Z, OPERATING AT 700 FEET. ADDRESS, 1726 WAYNE FOOT AVE.

Manchester, N.H.

Sept. 27, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MANCHESTER, NH/UAS INCIDENT/1328E/BOSTON TRACON ADVISED ACFT REPORTING A GREEN UAS HOVERING AT 1,500 FEET WHILE DEPARTING RUNWAY 35. BOSTON TRACON ADVISED ACFT WILL BE VECTORED ON A DIFFERENT HEADING TO AVOID THE AREA IN THE VCNTY OF THE UAS. NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PD AND MANCHESTER PD NOTIFIED.

Medford, Ore.

Sept. 27, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MEDFORD, OR/UAS INCIDENT/1418P/MEDFORD ATCT ADVISED N831CD, CIRRUS SR22, 8 SE MEDFORD AT 4,000 FEET REPORTED A UNKN TYPE UAS 200 FEET BELOW. NO EVASIVE ACTION REPORTED.

Hillsdale, Mich.

Sept. 27, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HILLSDALE, MI/UAS INCIDENT/1550E/TOLEDO ATCT ADVISED N512RD, CIRRUS SR22, 10 SE HILLSDALE AT 7,500 FEET REPORTED A YELLOW REMOTE CONTROLLED HELICOPTER 500 FEET BELOW. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. TOLEDO ATCT ADVISED LEO'S WOULD BE NOTIFIED.

Neward, N.J.

Sept. 28, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEWARK, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1010E/N2NJ, HELICOPTER (POLICE), REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT 1,000 FEET 2 NE NEWARK ARPT. UAS WAS DESCRIBED AS 2 FEET IN LENGTH WITH A CAMERA ATTACHED ON TOP.

New York, N.Y.

Sept. 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS REPORT/0820E/NEW YORK TRACON (N90) REPORTED REPUBLIC 6230, CRJ7, INBOUND TO LGA AT 4,000 FEET REPORTED A RED/BLACK/YELLOW UAS AT THE SAME ALTITUDE 2 NORTH OF THE VERRAZANO BRIDGE THAT ALMOST HIT ACFT. NYPD AVIATION UNIT NOTIFIED.

Phoenix, Ariz.

Sept. 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PHOENIX, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1215P/N503PD, ENSTROM EN28, REPORTED A UAS (QUAD-COPTER) HOVERING 300 FEET BELOW WHILE ORBITING AT 1,600 FEET, 3 WNW PHX. NO CONFLICT REPORTED.

Oswego, N.Y.

Sept. 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: STATION OSWEGO, NY/UAS INCIDENT/ 9-24 1431E/AN UNIDENTIFIED PERSON WAS OBSERVED OPERATING A QUADCOPTER THAT APPEARED TO HAVE A CAMERA EQUIPPED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ACFT (DESCRIPTION MATCHES THAT OF A PHANTOM DJI WITH GOPRO CAMERA. AN INQUIRY SENT TO THE NATIONAL TARGETTING CENTER FOR FURTHER REVIEW.

Ontario, Calif.

Oct. 2, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ONTARIO, CA/UAS REPORT/1303P/ONTARIO ATCT REPORTED A PRIVATE CITIZEN CALLED THE ATCT COMPLAINING THAT A NEIGHBOR WAS FLYING A UAS OVER HIS HOME AND NEIGHBORING HOMES AT 100 FEET THE PREVIOUS EVENING. DEN ADVISED ONT ATCT THIS WAS A LEO ISSUE.

College Park, Md.

Oct. 3, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLLEGE PARK, MD/UAS REPORT/0946E/DCA ATCT RECEIVED REPORT FROM PG COUNTY POLICE HELICOPTER THAT A 6 BLADED UAS WAS OBSERVED HOVERING AT TREE LEVEL AND LANDED IN A FIELD .25 MILE SOUTH CGS. LEOS RESPONDING.

Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 3, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS REPORT/1100E/F11 TRACON RECEIVED REPORT FROM PHOTO1, CESSNA C182, THAT A RED AND WHITE UAS WAS OBSERVED HEADING WESTBOUND AT 1,500 FEET 5 SOUTH ORL. CLOSEST PROXIMITY 200 FEET. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

Birmingham, Ala.

Oct. 5, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BIRMINGHAM, AL/UAS INCIDENT/1840C/N7508Z, HELICOPTER, REPORTED A QUADRACOPTER UAS AT 1,600 FEET INSIDE BHM CLASS C AIRSPACE 3 SW BHM. NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED. BIRMINGHAM PD NOTIFIED.

Washington, D.C.

Oct. 6, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WASHINGTON, DC/UAS INCIDENT/1916E/ANDREWS ATCT REPORTED A WHITE UAS WITH RED AND BLUE LIGHTS AT 150 FEET OVER FED EX FIELD, 7 N ANDREWS AFB. UAS OBSERVED BY PEOPLE ON THE GROUND. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE HAVE UAS OPERATORS IN CUSTODY.

San Jose, Calif.

Oct. 7, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SAN JOSE, CA/UAS REPORT/0926P/SAN JOSE ATCT REPORTED A UAS FLEW OVER RUNWAY 31L AT 600 - 700 FEET. NO CONFLICTS WERE REPORTED. SAN JOSE PD WAS NOTIFIED.

Dallas, Texas

Oct. 7, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DALLAS, TX/UAS EVENT/1409C/DALLAS FORT WORTH TRACON ADVISED AN UNIDENTIFIED 5 FOOT UAS WITH A CAMERA ATTACHED VIOLATED CLASS B AIRSPACE AND CRASHED (LAT/LONG 32.80/096.88) VCNTY DALLAS LOVE ARPT.

Madison, Miss.

Oct. 9, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MADISON, MS/UAS INCIDENT/1930C/JAN APPROACH REPORTED N700LE, HAWKER BEECHCRAFT BE20, OBSERVED AN UNKN TYPE UAS AT 1,400 FEET, 1 SE MBO. NO INJURIES REPORTED. MADISON PD NOTIFIED . Follow Up: Madison Police Department advised Jackson ATCT that the UAS was being operated by a high-school football team to record their game. They lost control of the UAS and it deviated into controlled airspace.

New York, N.Y.

Oct. 10, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: JFK/UAS INCIDENT/1452E/ENDEAVOR AIR 3688, CRJ9, REPORTED A POSSIBLE UAS ENCOUNTER WHILE DEPARTING JFK. NYPD AVIATION UNIT INVESTIGATED WITH NEGATIVE FINDINGS.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Oct. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ANN ARBOR, MI/UAS REPORT/1915E/LEOS SEIZED AN UAS TAKING PICTURES VCNTY OF FOOTBALL STADIUM WHILE GAME/TFR IN PROGRESS. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PD.

Chandler, Ariz.

Oct. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CHANDLER, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/0742P/CHANDLER ATCT ADVISED N1591E, CESSNA C172, REPORTED A SMALL WHITE UAS AT 2,400 FEET 2 SW CHANDLER. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED. CHANDLER PD NOTIFIED .

Portland, Ore.

Oct. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PORTLAND, OR/UAS REPORT/1506P/PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH REPORTED UAS HOVERING VCNTY CENTER FOR HEALTH AND HEALING, 3303 SW BOND AVE PORTLAND, OR.

Houston, Texas

Oct. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON, TX/UAS REPORT/1829C/IAH ATCT REICIEVED REPORT FROM EXPRESS JET 5790, E-135, MAF-IAH, OBSERVED UAS HOVERING AT 1,000 FEET 5 MILE WEST IAH. LEOS RESPONDING.

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Oct. 12, 2014
CORRECTED INFO FROM FAA OPS: TINKER AFB, OK/UAS INCIDENT/1424C/OKLAHOMA CITY ATCT REPORTED AN ACFT REPORTED TAKING EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID A SMALL UAS AT 4,800 FEET, 2 FEET WIDE BLACK IN COLOR WITH A CAMERA ATTACHED ON THE BOTTOM. PILOT REPORTED UAS CAME WITHIN 10 - 20 FEET OF ACFT 10 N TINKER. LEOS NOTIFIED.

Fresno, Calif.

Oct. 12, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FAT/UAS INCIDENT/2335P/FAT ATCT ADVISED HWY PATROL HELICOPTER HP40 REPORTED A UAS WITH LIGHTS WAS MANEUVERING AT 1,000 FEET 4 S FAT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Madison, Wis.

Oct. 13, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MADISON, WI/UAS INCIDENT/10-11 1230C/AN UNIDENTIFIED CITIZEN REPORTED SEEING A UAS OVER CAMP RANDALL STADIUM AT UNKN ALTITUDE. THE UAS WAS DESCRIBED AS WHITE WITH FOUR SMALL PROPELLERS AND A GOPRO CAMERA ATTACHED. LEOS WERE NOTIFIED.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Oct. 14, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: DAYTONA BEACH, FL/UAS INCIDENT/10-11 1600E/AN UNAUTHORIZED UAS APPROXIMATELY 1.5 FEET SQUARE WAS OPERATING A LOW ALTITUDE OVER THE DAYTONA BEACH MUNICIPAL STADIUM AND STRIKING A CITIZEN CAUSING MINOR ABRASION. THE INCIDENT WAS REPORTED BY DAYTONA BEACH POLICE TO SOUTHERN REGIONAL OPERATION CENTER.

Allentown, Pa.

Oct. 15, 2014
PRELIM INFO FORM FAA OPS: ALLENTOWN, PA/UAS REPORT/0750E/ABE REPORTED LOW ALTITUDE SMALL UAS WITH RED LIGHT TRAVELLING ACROSS APPROACH END RWY 24 FROM 1 MILE SE TO .25 MILE N ABE. LEOS DISPATCHED.

Richmond, Va.

Oct. 16, 2014
PRELIM INFO FORM FAA OPS: RICHMOND, VA/UAS REPORT/0918E/N682AT, PIPER PA44, REPORTED HELICOPTER TYPE UAS AT 600 FEET 12 S RICHMOND HEADING SOUTHBOUND.

Hampton Roads, Va.

Oct. 16, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HAMPTON ROADS, VA/UAS INCIDENT/1910E/NORFOLK TRACON ADVISED A CONCERNED PILOT REPORTED REPEATED SIGHTINGS OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE UAS WITH NAVIGATION LIGHTS AT 3,000 FEET WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH RUNWAY 5 NORFOLK. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED.

Norfolk, Va.

Oct. 17, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NORFOLK, VA/UAS EVENT/1530E/PSA 5180,CRJ2, REPORTED A UAS PASSED 200 FEET BELOW ACFT WHILE ON LEFT DOWNWIND RWY 23 AT ORF. PILOT STATED THE UAS WAS AT 2,800 FEET AND PASSED .25 MILE WEST OF ACFT ON A LEFT DOWNWIND AND 200 FEET BELOW ACFT ALTITUDE OF 3,000. APPX LOCATION 3 SE ORF. DATA DID NOT SHOW UAS ON RADAR AND NOT OBSERVED BY ORF ATCT.

Miami, Fla.

Oct. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI BEACH, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1130E/MIAMI APPROACH REPORTED AN INDIVIDUAL CONTROLLING A UAS NEAR MIAMI SEAPORT, WHERE SEAPLANES AND CRUISE SHIPS OPERATE. OFFICER APPROACHED INDIVIDUAL AND INSTRUCTED THEM TO DISCONTINUE UAS FLIGHT.

Miami Beach, Fla.

Oct. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MIAMI BEACH, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1430E/N247LP, ROBINSON R44, REPORTED A UAS OPERATING AT 400 FEET 4.78 ESE MIAMI BEACH. MIAMI PD NOTIFIED.

Wausau, Wis.

Oct. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WAUSAU, WI/UAS INCIDENT/1645C/MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC REPORTED N441DP, CESSNA C172, PASSING A BLACK QUAD-COPTER APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET APART WHILE ON DESCENT 7.1 NORTH OF WAUSAU AT 4,500 FEET. MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC NOTIFIED LEOS.

Fresno, Calif.

Oct. 18, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: FRESNO, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1900P/FRESNO PD2, HELICOPTER, WAS ADVISED BY GROUND UNIT OF A UAS OPERATING IN THE VCNTY OF THE FRESNO FAIR GROUNDS APPROXIMATELY 150-200 AGL. NO INJURIES OR EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Greenville, S.C.

Oct. 19, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: GREENVILLE, SC/UAS INCIDENT/1733E/ GREER ATCT REPORTED ENVOY 3279, E145, DFW - GSP, ENCOUNTERED A UAS 500-1000 FEET OFF OF THEIR RT SIDE WHILE ON VISUAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 4 AT 2000 FEET. UAS WAS DESCRIBED AS THE SIZE OF A LARGE BIRD WITH FOUR ENGINES. UNKN IF LEO WAS NOTIFIED.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Oct. 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PITTSBURGH, PA/UAS INCIDENT/1437E/AIR WISCONSIN 3815, CRJ2, AT 10,000 FEET REPORTED 1 OR 2 UAS PASSED LESS THAN 500 FEET ABOVE MOVING SLOWLY TO SOUTH 14 SE ALLEGHENY COUNTY ARPT. UAS WERE BLACK AND GRAY, WITH THIN BODY,5-6 FEET IN LENGTH, AND HELICOPTER TYPE BLADES. LEO'S HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

Washington, D.C.

Oct. 20, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BOLLING AFB, WASHINGTON, DC/UAS INCIDENT/1921E/JB BOLLING POLICE REPORTED TO POTOMAC TRACON THAT A CREDIBLE SOURCE ON THE BASE OBSERVED A UAS IN THE AREA AT 1830E. ACFT WAS AT 150 FEET AND MANEUVERED OVER THE BASE FOR 15 MINUTES. NO DESCRIPTION WAS GIVEN OTHER THAN GREEN AND RED LIGHTS. BOLLING POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO INVESTIGATE AND FOUND NOTHING.

Columbus, Ga.

Oct. 24, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: COLUMBUS, GA/UAS INCIDENT/1119E/ATLANTA TRACON ADVISED LAWSON AAF REPORTED A DATA LINK LOSS WITH A SMALL HAND HELD MILITARY UAS. THE UAS LAST KNOWN ALTITUDE 650 FEET, SW BOUND WITH A FUEL EXHAUST TIME OF APPROX 40 MINUTES. EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE RESTRICTED AREA.

Joplin, Mo.

Oct. 24, 2014
MOR on UAS activity Joplin, MO MOR Alert for JLN Number: JLN-M-2014/10/24-0001 Type: Other Date/Time: Oct 24, 2014 - 1340Z A/C: UAV (UAV) Summary: UAV OPERATIONS WERE BEING CONDUCTED AT THE JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE FACILITY. THE AIRPORT MANAGER WAS COMUNICATING WITH THE LOCAL CONTROLLER ON TOWER FREQUENCY 119.8 AND MANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WERE BEING CONDUCTED ON RUNWAY 13. A PILOT IN THE PATTERN FOR RUNWAY 13 LATER REQUESTED TO OPERATE ON RUNWAY 18. THERE WAS NO NOTAM FOR THE OPERATUION. AFTER REVIEWING JO 7210.873, IT APPEARED THAT WE MAY BE OPERATING OUTSIDE OF APPROPRIATE PROTOCOLS AND REQUESTED CLARIFICATION FROM SUPPORT MANAGER AT WICHITA TOWER. SHE ADVISED ME TO CONTACT [redacted]. MR [redacted] ADVISED THAT THE OPERATION WAS ILLEGAL AND THAT WE NEEDED TO TERMINATE THE OPERATION IMMEDIATELY AND FILE AN MOR. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD ADVISE FLIGHT STANDARDS ABOUT THE INCIDENT. THE AIRPORT MANAGER WAS CONTACTED AT 1433Z AND ADVISED THAT IT WAS AN ILLEGAL OPERATION AND THE UAV LANDED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

Medford, Ore.

Oct. 24, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: MFR/UAS EVENT/1740P/MFR ATCT ADVISED BY N33MS, PAY2, AT 5,000 FEET REPORTED A LARGE 4 BLADED PROPELLER UAS HEADING NE AT 4,000 FEET 5 W MFR.

New York, N.Y.

Oct. 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: LGA/UAS INCIDENT/1047E/LGA ATCT ADVISED UNITED 674, B752, AND WESTJET 1204, B736, WHILE ON 8 MILE FINAL FOR RUNWAY 22, DESCENDING FROM 3,000 FEET REPORTED OBSERVING A SMALL UAS, BROWN IN COLOR. UAS APPROXIMATE LOCATION NEAR GOLF COURSE. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. LGA ADVISED NOTIFYING LEO'S.

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Oct. 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI/UAS INCIDENT/1400C/PLEASANT PRAIRIE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A DARK GRAY UAS WITH A 4-5 FOOT WING SPAN AND A PROPELLER ON THE REAR WAS FLYING OVER THE WISCONSIN ELECTRIC PLEASANT PRAIRIE POWER PLANT.

Knoxville, Tenn.

Oct. 25, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: KNOXVILLE, TN/UAS INCIDENT/1748E/KNOXVILLE TRACON REPORTED A QUAD COPTER AT 50 FEET BEING FLOWN ADJACENT NEYLAND STADIUM, LOCATED ON CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE DURING FOOTBALL GAME, WHILE TFR IN EFFECT. FBI ON SITE STOPPED ACTIVITY.

New Orleans, La.

Oct. 26, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: NEW ORLEANS, LA/UAS INCIDENT/1213C/N36CA, NORTH AMERICAN T6, REPORTED A UAS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT 900 FEET .5 S RUNWAY 36R AND 300 FEET OFF RIGHT WING DESCRIBED AS A SMALL HELICOPTER. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 26, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1800E/ CENTRAL FLORIDA TRACON REPORTED SPIRIT 713, A319, ENCOUNTERED A UAS BELOW ACFT AT 11,000 FEET 15 W OF ORL. UAS WAS DESCRIBED AS HAVING A RED VERTICAL STABILIZER AND A BLUE BODY. NO RADAR TARGETS REPORTED. UNKN IF LEO WAS NOTIFIED.

Allentown, Pa.

Oct. 27, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ALLENTOWN, PA/UAS INCIDENT/0958E/N15XD, DEHAVILLAND DHC7, REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT 2,000 FEET 9.5 SW ALLENTOWN ARPT. NO DESCRIPTION WAS GIVEN. PENNSYLVANIA STATE PD WAS NOTIFIED.

Corpus Christi, Texas

Oct. 27, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX/UAS INCIDENT/1330C/MILITARY OMAHA21, MQJ9, UAS SPILLED OUT OF THE TFR BELOW 15,000 FEET. SUBJECT OF A SIGNIFICANT MOR. NO LOSS OF SEPN REPORTED. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL WAS ADVISED BY AIR AND MARINE OPERATION CENTER (AMOC).

Houston, Texas

Oct. 28, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HOUSTON INT'L, TX/UAS INCIDENT/10-11 1757C/EXPRESSS JET 5790, E145, INBOUND FOR RUNWAY 8R WHILE ON A 5 MILE FINAL AT 1,700 FEET REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT OR ABOUT 1,000 FEET AND WAS RED AND WHITE IN COLOR. NO REPORT OF LEOS WERE NOTIFIED.

Andrews AFB, Md.

Oct. 30, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ANDREWS AFB, MD/UAS INCIDENT/1810E/NCRCC REPORTS A REMOTE CONTROL ACFT OPERATING VCNTY ANDREWS AFB WATER TOWER. LEOS RESPONDING.

Bedford, Mass.

Oct. 31, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: BEDFORD, MA/UAS INCIDENT/1456E/BEDFORD ATCT ADVISED N75202, PIPER P28A, REPORTED A WHITE UAS AT 2,700 FEET 4 NW BEDFORD. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED. LOCAL PD NOTIFIED AT 911.

Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 2, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORLANDO, FL/UAS REPORT/1439E/SFB ATCT REICIEVED REPORT FROM CONNECTION 215, CESSNA C172, SFB-SFB, OBSERVED UAS 100 FEET BELOW AND TO THE RIGHT AT 1,000 FEET 4.5 SW SFB. LEOS RESPONDING.

Van Nuys, Calif.

Nov. 4, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: VAN NUYS, CA/UAS INCIDENT/1130P/BURBANK ATCT RECEIVED REPORT FROM N14TV, EUROCOPTER AS50, REFERENCE A CAMERA EQUIPPED UAS ORBITING 10 ESE VAN NUYS NEAR THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN AT BETWEEN 1,800 AND 1,900 FEET. LAPD AIR UNIT NOTIFIED.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Nov. 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: HONOLULU, HI/UAS INCIDENT/0700L/USCG REPORTED THE ADMIRAL'S RESIDENCE AT DIAMOND HEAD LIGHTHOUSE WAS OVERFLOWN BY A DJ PHANTOM QUADCOPTER UAS OPERATED BY A PHOTOGRAPHER. NO PROPERTY DAMAGE OR IMPACT ON NAS. NO OTHER AIRCRAFT INVOLVED.

Ormond Beach, Fla.

Nov. 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: ORMOND BEACH, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1000E/DAYTON BEACH APCH ADVISED N21161, PIPER PA44, AT 1,600 FEET 10 W OMN VOR REPORTED A UAS WITHIN 600-700 FEET. NO CONFLICTS REPORTED. PILOT REPORTED UAS HAD A OPERATING TRANSPONDER. VOLUSIA COUNTY SHERIFF NOTIFIED.

Tuscon, Ariz.

Nov. 8, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TUCSON, AZ/UAS INCIDENT/1820M/TUCSON APPROACH ADVISED UNIDENTIFIED DRONE FLEW OVER THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL STADIUM. FBI AWARE AND NOTIFIED TUCSON APPROACH. NO IMPACT TO ATC AND NOT OBSERVED ON RADAR.

Sarasota, Fla.

Nov. 9, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: SARASOTA, FL/UAS INCIDENT/1630E/N5496P, PIPER PA24, REPORTED SEEING A UAS AT 7,000 FEET 21 S OF SARASOTA. THE DESCRIPTION WAS 4-5 FEET WIDE WITH A BRIGHT SHINING METALLIC COLOR, WINGS AND A PROP ON THE BACK. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN. SARASOTA COUNTY PD NOTIFIED .

Wichita, Kan.

Nov. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: WICHITA, KS/UAS INCIDENT/1150C/SOUTHWEST 12, B737, DESCENDED OUT OF 11,000 FEET REPORTED SEEING A SMALL, HIGH WING SLOW MOVING ACFT. NO EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN.

Trenton, N.J.

Nov. 11, 2014
PRELIM INFO FROM FAA OPS: TRENTON, NJ/UAS INCIDENT/1709E/TRENTON ATCT ADVISED THAT FRONTIER 928, A319, STL - TTN, SOUTHBOUND ON FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 24 REPORTED A CIRCULAR SHAPED UAS WITH 6 TRIPOD TYPE LIGHTS CIRCLING BETWEEN 1,500 - 1,600 FEET 3 NE TRENTON ARPT.