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Federal Aviation Administration Emergency COA Process Presented to: UAS All Users TELCON By: John Page, Air Traffic Control Specialist Date: June 25, 2009.

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1 Federal Aviation Administration Emergency COA Process Presented to: UAS All Users TELCON By: John Page, Air Traffic Control Specialist Date: June 25, 2009

2 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 2 Emergency Situation An emergency UAS COA may be considered when all of the following conditions apply: A situation exists that is defined as a condition of distress or urgency where there is, or has the extreme possibility of loss of life; Manned flight is not possible due to a hazard, or, the operation cannot be conducted safely with manned flight, and; The proposed UAS is operating under a current approved COA. Requests for UAS COAs that fall outside of these perimeters shall be processed thru the normal COA Online application process. 1

3 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 3 Emergency Situation - Continued Emergency UAS COAs shall not be considered for: –Demonstration flights –Flights to test capabilities –Training –Flights in Class B Airspace –Flights over populated areas 2

4 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 4 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements Date:_________ Time:_________ UTC/Local Caller: Name:__________________________________ Government Agency:______________________ Phone Number:__________________________ E-Mail:_________________________________ FAX:___________________________________ Incident Commander /Requesting Official: Name:__________________________________ Phone Number: __________________________ Mission Point of Contact: Name:_________________________________ Phone Number:________________________ Pilot in Command Communication Direct non radio communication number* :___________ *(commercial preferred, not everyone has DSN) 3

5 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 5 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements Nature of Emergency: Missing Person Fire National Disaster Local Disaster Other:__________________________________ Reason for Request:_________________________ Temporary Flight Restriction: None 99.7 91.137 A1 / A2 / A3 4

6 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 6 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements Location/Altitude: Attach Chart or Map (if able) Closest NAVAID:________________________ Distance from nearest town/city_____________ Altitude:________________________________ Operations area: Center point: ____________Lat / Long ____________Fix Radial Dist Radius: _____________NM Requested route (if known) Lat/Long Box:_______________________ Affected ATC Facility:____________________ IFR / VFR / Class A / B / C / D / E / G 5

7 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 7 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements Aircraft:___________________________________ Airworthiness Statement: Yes / No Line of Sight? Yes / No Day / Night Transponder/Mode C Navigation/Position Lights Home Base Airport:_______________________ Current Aviation Data Base: Yes / No Current Maps and Charts: Yes / No Pilot Qualifications: VFR: Private Pilot Written: Yes / No Medical: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / None Current: Yes / No IFR: Current Instrument Rating w Cat/Class Yes / No Medical: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / None 6

8 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 8 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements Observer Qualifications: Trained: Yes / No 1 mile lateral 3000 vertical Medical: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / None Populated Area: Yellow on the Sectional: Yes / No Open area assembly of people: Yes / No Heavily Traffic Roads: Yes / No Lost Link: VFR:___________________________________ Divert/Emergency Landing Area: ____________ IFR:___________________________________ Divert/Emergency Landing Area:____________ 7

9 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 9 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements General Description of Operation: (Government Agency/Unit) wants to fly a(n) (Aircraft) (Where). They will be (VFR/IFR) operating within (Class of Airspace) in (ATC Facilities Airspace / or no ATC). They want to operate starting at (Local/UTC) for (number of hours / days). (Will / will not) be using a (99.7 / 91.137) Temporary Flight Restriction. All operations will be conducted (day / night) under Visual Meteorological Conditions with a minimum of 3 miles visibility. The Pilot in Command will abide by all 14 CFR 91 rules and regulations. See and avoid will be mitigated by (ground observer / chase aircraft with airborne observer / active Restricted, Prohibited, or Warning Area airspace). 8

10 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 10 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements Specific Information for the FAA UA Program Office: James Sizemore w: 202 385-4631 General Description + If VFR: The (Aircraft) (will / will not) stay in line of sight of the Pilot/Observer. (The observer will be (ground / airborne) based.) Operations will be over (non- populated / populated) areas. They have a(n) (Agency) Airworthiness Statement. They have a lost link procedure to avoid all populated areas and return to (restricted area / warning area / prohibited area / airport or the ground control station). The entire operation will be conducted in (A/C/E/G) airspace. The pilot has (passed the Private Pilot Written / Private / Commercial / Air Transport Pilot / Instrument Rating) and has a current (3rd / 2nd / 1st / None) medical. The Observers (if used) are trained by (agency). They have current (3rd / 2nd / 1st / None) medical. 9

11 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 11 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements If IFR: Departure and Arrival operations outside Class A airspace will be in (Restricted (Temporary or Permanent) / Prohibited / Warning Areas or Chased). All IFR operations will be conducted in Class A Airspace. Operations will be over (non-populated / populated) areas. They have an IFR (Agency) Airworthiness Statement. They have a certified transponder w mode (c/s) and (navigation/position lights) and will operate them at all times. They will file, receive and follow an ATC clearance. They have a lost link procedure to avoid all populated areas and return to (restricted area / warning area / prohibited area / airport).(If to an airport – will chase up and down – or Temporary Flight Restriction). 10

12 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 12 Emergency Situation – Data Requirements What are the UASPO restrictions? Notes For this process, the definition of Emergency is; either a distress or urgency condition where there is or has the extreme possibility of loss of life. As with all Certificate or Waiver or Authorizations – the application must be made by the Government Agency (not the contractor/operator) 11

13 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 13 Information http://www.faa.gov/uas 12

14 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 14 Points of Contact –Ardy Williams Air Traffic Manager, Unmanned Aircraft System 202 497-7688 ardyth.williams@faa.gov –James Sizemore Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Program Office 202 385-4631 Kenneth.d.davis@faa.gov –John Page 202-267-7477 or 202-329-5271 John.Page@faa.gov 13

15 Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2009 15 QUESTIONS? 14


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