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Saw drone miles off the coast

  • 02-08-2020 10:10pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭


    Hi Folks.

    Flying into Dublin recently I was surprised to see a drone of some kind fly past us in the general area of the attached. It looked like it had red lights at the top.

    Does anyone know what this is about? I presume something to do with the coast guard but would be delighted to hear that it was a Russian spy drone or something :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭cameramonkey


    There is no attached. how far off the coast?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    Hi Folks.

    Flying into Dublin recently I was surprised to see a drone of some kind fly past us in the general area of the attached. It looked like it had red lights at the top.

    Does anyone know what this is about? I presume something to do with the coast guard but would be delighted to hear that it was a Russian spy drone or something :)

    Attached now


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,941 ✭✭✭✭drunkmonkey


    If your stuggling to post an image upload here and past the link
    https://postimages.org/


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    U.K. coast guard were testing a drone off the coast of Wales today...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭cameramonkey


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    Sorry. Getting messed up with my attachments here..
    you know your picture is on the top right of that screen grab.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    you know your picture is on the top right of that screen grab.

    Yes I realised and cropped it out


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    U.K. coast guard were testing a drone off the coast of Wales today...

    That's interesting. Would it make it all the way to Dublin on its battery?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭cameramonkey


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    That's interesting. Would it make it all the way to Dublin on its battery?


    range of 108 nautical miles (200km).They can operate at up to 18,000ft (5,500m), staying airborne for about 10 hours.



    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-53600780


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    range of 108 nautical miles (200km).They can operate at up to 18,000ft (5,500m), staying airborne for about 10 hours.



    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-53600780


    Wasn't this one. It was definitely a more regular one with 4 rotors etc. That one is a proper UAV but mine looked like something I could buy myself


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭cameramonkey


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    Wasn't this one. It was definitely a more regular one with 4 rotors etc. That one is a proper UAV but mine looked like something I could buy myself


    Maybe you should report it as it may be a hazard to aviation.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    Maybe you should report it as it may be a hazard to aviation.

    I'm pretty sure the pilot knew. I was looking out the starboard side of the plane and it passed below. I've only ever seen planes pass starboard and below. Maybe that's an aviation rule?

    If I can't find out what it was I'll report but if I saw I'd like to think the pilot saw too as he has a better view than me 😂


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 6,513 Mod ✭✭✭✭Irish Steve


    It can be found if you have access to flightradar24, registration G-UASA, there are records of flights for some time, but nothing I can see that close to Dublin. Mostly operating closer to Wales.

    Shore, if it was easy, everybody would be doin it.😁



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    That was Rescue 116 you saw. They were out at Liffy yesterday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    That was Rescue 116 you saw. They were out at Liffy yesterday.

    No this was a much smaller drone but an article about the old 116 crash showed a drone that could be similar to it. It was weird that it was so far out though. Could it be that they released it from the helicopter nearby but I just couldn't see the helicopter maybe


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    No this was a much smaller drone but an article about the old 116 crash showed a drone that could be similar to it. It was weird that it was so far out though. Could it be that they released it from the helicopter nearby but I just couldn't see the helicopter maybe


    Drones & Helicopters dont mix, let alone to release one from a Helicopter, thats not going to happen.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,667 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Reports of the Irish Navy using drones or similar in their line of work too.

    https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irishvoice/drones-ireland-drugs-sea


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,000 ✭✭✭Pat Dunne


    Interesting report from Afloat Magazine about the deployment of a Drone by the Irish Naval Service.
    https://afloat.ie/port-news/navy/item/39914-drones-to-aid-ireland-s-war-on-illegal-fishing-and-pollution


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,035 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    Was it one of these? The EU and Lenoardo have been working on these drones down in the med. This was the type of drone the Navy are using.

    AW_HERO_II%20%281%29.jpg?t=1553074627220


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    afatbollix wrote: »
    Was it one of these? The EU and Lenoardo have been working on these drones down in the med. This was the type of drone the Navy are using.

    AW_HERO_II%20%281%29.jpg?t=1553074627220


    The report says they were using a Phantom 4 Pro, hardly something so great for Naval jobs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    No that one is too exciting. It was like this one only has red lights at the top

    https://afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/item/44780-dun-laoghaire-coastguard-chosen-for-drone-operations-on-east-coast


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    Would it have been one of the versa drones?
    http://versadrones.com/


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