For pilots and trained observers, we recommend using the NASA ASRS system to securely send safety reports.

* If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

What is the NASA ASRS?

The ASRS is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive, safety reporting system that receives safety reports from pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers, cabin crew, maintenance technicians, and now UAS operators.

What is the NASA ASRS?

The ASRS is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive, safety reporting system that receives safety reports from pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers, cabin crew, maintenance technicians, and now UAS operators.

ASRS has been a part of the aviation safety culture for over 45 years and has collected and analyzed over 1.7 million safety reports to date. These reports describe unsafe occurrences, hazardous situations, and lessons- learned to help prevent others from making the same mistake.

All reports are held in strict confidence and de-identified by ASRS safety analysts. The resulting anonymous aviation safety data is shared with the aviation and UAS communities.

Why should I report?

here are many reasons to provide information about the UAS event or situation that you experienced.

Why should I report?

There are many reasons to provide information about the UAS event or situation that you experienced. NASA and other members of the aviation and UAS community are committed to improving aviation safety. Through conducting research and analysis of reports, ASRS can share:

  • Lessons learned which can help prevent others from making the same mistake.
  • Best practices for procedures, checklists, and safety briefings to support safe UAS operations.

Your information may also be used to identify equipment, software, and automation issues that can contribute to UAS incidents and resolve these issues to improve safety.

When in doubt, fill it out! CONTRIBUTE to aviation safety

Share lessons learned with other UAS operators to prevent accidents and help make UAS operations safer. The FAA offers protection against civil penalty and certificate suspension in exchange for your valuable safety information (see FAA Advisory Circular AC 00-46F).