- Gatwick, drones
I’m guessing an emp would affect planes also. The desire to place air to air missiles around Gatwick would probably make a few people nervous.
Not an easy resolution i’m guessing and I suspect this is the work of a few idiots who thought they’d have a bit of a laugh.Posted 6 months ago
With FPV drone I guess it’s easy to hide. You could just be at a window of a house or in a private garden within a couple of km of airport.Posted 6 months ago
Meanwhile two poor police officers are driving round trying to spot the pilot.
Odd is been so long, almost like is deliberate.convertSubscriber
Just heard Gatwick boss on the radio, the drone is still over the airfield!since 9 last night!
Not quite. He said drones have been spotted since 9am last night, not that has been constantly there.
It’ll be self perpetuating now of course – one random passenger ‘thinks’ they see something will be enough to close it down again.
If the commercial drone reports above are true that changes everything – I had assumed it was a couple of looser kids bored at the beginnings of the xmas holidays.Posted 6 months agotaxi25Member
Not saying it wasn’t drones, but what exactly was seen and by who?
My thoughts, seema all a bit.Posted 6 months agobikebouySubscriber
COmmercial drones supported with multiple battery packs, for nearly 12 hours? Thats smacks of deliberation. I’ll be environmentalists or terrorists I’m guessing as opposed to kids.
Could be Father Christmas whose not had his flight plan agreed, might not be able to drop all those pressies off.
Posted 6 months agoroneSubscriber
Way to give every dick with a drone an idea for causing mayhem.
Certainly not us with PfCOs who do as they are told with insurance, ops manuals and loss of business at stake.
The Drones have to land. Most battery systems last a matter of minutes. It’s not hard to see where the Drone lands – with another Drone …
CAA are massively under-resourced with this sort of thing.Posted 6 months agolondon_lad_liamMemberwwaswasSubscriber
They could follow any one of the drones.
20 drones placed around the perimeter, timed to take off at half hour intervals and fly a pre-programmed route across the runways. A few others timed to take off a couple of hours after the last ones to increase uncertainty.
No one there, no tracing a drone ‘back to base’. Lots of individual drones taking off from different locations – tops of buildings, roofs of containers etc etc – can’t be seen from the ground (and not at all at night).
Do that at every major UK airport in succession and you’ve disrupted all flights for a week.
total cost, a few thousand pounds.Posted 6 months ago
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