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Emergency COA Process. Presented to: UAS All Users TELCON By: John Page, Air Traffic Control Specialist Date: June 25, 2009. Emergency Situation. An emergency UAS COA may be considered when all of the following conditions apply:

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Emergency coa process

Emergency COA Process

Presented to:


By: John Page, Air Traffic Control Specialist

Date: June 25, 2009

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.


Emergency situation continued
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


Emergency Situation – Data Requirements


Time:_________ UTC/Local



Government Agency:______________________

Phone Number:__________________________



Incident Commander /Requesting Official:


Phone Number: __________________________

Mission Point of Contact:


Phone Number:________________________

Pilot in Command Communication

Direct non radio communication number* :___________

*(commercial preferred, not everyone has DSN)


Emergency Situation – Data Requirements

Nature of Emergency:

Missing Person


National Disaster

Local Disaster


Reason for Request:_________________________

Temporary Flight Restriction:



91.137 A1 / A2 / A3


Emergency Situation – Data Requirements


Attach Chart or Map (if able)

Closest NAVAID:________________________

Distance from nearest town/city_____________


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


Emergency Situation – Data Requirements


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:


Private Pilot Written: Yes / No

Medical: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / None

Current: Yes / No


Current Instrument Rating w Cat/Class Yes / No

Medical: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / None


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:


Divert/Emergency Landing Area: ____________


Divert/Emergency Landing Area:____________


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).


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.


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).


Emergency situation data requirements
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)





Points of contact
Points of Contact