No Airprox events involving drones (Airprox Reality Check)

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this comes as no suprise.

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Very strange. I’ve looked at the airprox reports for 2019:and there are currently 31 drone sightings and 7 unknown.
Here is the current list taken from the airprox reports
2019005 12/1/19 2019 A320 Drone 5118N 00003E 08000 London Heathrow B 2017 7
2019006 9/1/19 2019 B737 Drone 5049N 00044W 20000 Chichester C 2018 10
2019007 15/1/19 2019 Typhoon Unknown 5329N 00010W 15000 Grimsby C 2019
2019009 13/1/19 2019 A320 Unknown 5127N 00002E 05000 London Heathrow B
2019012 22/1/19 2019 C406 Drone 5206N 00100W 06700 Towcester B
2019023 3/2/19 2019 B788 Drone 5128N 00018W 03300 London Heathrow B Historic Summary
2019025 11/2/19 2019 A319 Drone 5326N 00205W 03000 Manchester Airport A Year Drone
Model Aircraft
Balloon Unknown Total
2019027 14/2/19 2019 B787 Drone 5139N 00011E 14000 Lambourne A 2010 4 1 0 1 6
2019029 19/2/19 2019 Tutor Drone 5237N 00040W 05000 Oakham C 2011 0 0 0 0 0
2019030 17/2/19 2019 B787 Drone 5132N 00034W 03800 London Heathrow B 2012 0 2 1 2 5 Interactive Pivot Table
2019031 22/2/19 2019 Gulfstream 5 Drone 5118N 00042W 01400 Farnborough A 2013 0 0 0 0 0 Year 2019
2019033 23/2/19 2019 A319 Drone 5554N 00421W 01200 Glasgow Airport B 2014 6 2 0 1 9
2019038 26/2/19 2019 B772 Drone 5136N 00010W 06000 London Heathrow A 2015 29 3 3 5 40
Count of Airprox No
Column Labels
2019039 25/2/19 2019 E170 Drone 5130N 00005W 02000 London City Airport C 2016 71 12 5 6 94 Row Labels A B C D (blank) Grand Total
2019040 9/3/19 2019 B777 Drone 5129N 00014W 02500 London Heathrow B 2017 93 1 6 13 113 Drone 5 7 4 1 14 31
2019041 28/2/19 2019 PA31 Drone 5057N 00120W 06000 Southampton Airport C 2018 125 0 2 11 138 Unknown 1 1 5 7
2019042 24/2/19 2019 B787 Drone 5136N 00028W 07000 London Heathrow D 2019 31 7 38 Grand Total 5 8 5 1 19 38
2019043 17/3/19 2019 B787 Drone 5127N 00025W 00250 London Heathrow B
2019046 24/3/19 2019 E170 Drone 5139N 00122E 09000 NONVA A
2019048 28/3/19 2019 B737 Drone 04000 Leeds Bradford Airport
2019050 30/3/19 2019 B787 Unknown 06000 London Heathrow
2019052 30/3/19 2019 A320 Drone 03000 London Heathrow
2019054 1/4/19 2019 A320 Drone 06000 Brookmans Park
2019057 7/4/19 2019 AT76 Drone 07800 Avonmouth VRP
2019063 12/4/19 2019 A320 Drone 09800 London Heathrow
2019067 15/4/19 2019 A330 Unknown 08000 Lambourne
2019068 18/4/19 2019 Tutor Drone 01100 Warwick
2019069 20/4/19 2019 PA28 Drone 01000 London Heathrow
2019073 23/4/19 2019 A321 Unknown 10000 Manchester Airport
2019076 21/4/19 2019 B737 Unknown 07800 East Midlands Airport
2019080 21/4/19 2019 A321 Drone 00600 Glasgow Airport
2019082 14/4/19 2019 Ventus Drone 04000 M54 Jn3
2019084 1/5/19 2019 BE76 Drone 02200 Compton
2019086 1/5/19 2019 PA28 Drone 02100 Southend
2019088 4/5/19 2019 B788 Drone 02500 London Heathrow
2019090 4/5/19 2019 A319 Drone 09540 London Gatwick
2019091 5/5/19 2019 A320 Unknown 06000 London Gatwick
2019093 4/5/19 2019 B772 Drone 06000 Lon

And again, this is an official report on airprox reports regarding drones or Small Unmanned surveillance aircraft (SUAS) Published in 2017 which is the latest info I can see.
Not only are overall reported incident numbers rising rapidly, but the proportion that are risk- bearing is very high. Table 2 and Figures 3 & 4 illustrate this. With respect to SUAS collision risk, it is notable that, of the 113 incidents reported for 2017, 65 (57%) were categorised as risk-bearing. That so many of the SUAS incidents are risk-bearing compared with aircraft-to-aircraft incidents is attributed to the fact that drones, by their small nature, are difficult to see and so it is probably only the closer events that are reported. If we were to assume the same risk-bearing rate as for aircraft-to-aircraft incidents (39% in 2017) then the 65 risk-bearing SUAS incidents would indicate that there would have been 166 SUAS incidents overall in 2017 (i.e. at least 50 or so SUAS incidents were not observed in 2017).
Whilst it may be tempting to discount SUAS Airprox as less important than aircraft events, the fact that they are mostly associated with CAT aircraft raises societal concerns about their perceived level of threat and their associated impact hazard. It is not for the Board to comment on the risk from collision, but simply to address the risk of collision. We will continue to report drone incidents whilst other agencies consider the reality of the collision hazard to the different aircraft types in their various flight regimes.

If there was a petition based on the Airprox Events data as shown in the first item in this thread then I would sign it, but I am not going to sign it on the basis of doing away with the drone code and the registering drones, the cost of registration is another issue.

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I agree with you, we need a code, the cost has to be proportionate tho.

I’ve been doing quite a lot of work in that vein recently. I published this website this week:

Apparently my first press release will make it into at least one Sunday paper. (It was featured on at least 15 websites too this week). Then I have another press release to go out next week. And the one after.

Perhaps I can insert some reality into the Airprox situation.

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Fabulous, at long long last we have balance to the one sided reporting that the media have been engaged in. After all, the great BBC are supposed to have both sides represented when they run a story, or does that only apply to politicians?

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It’s the south mate. The BBC is very biased towards the south.

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