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21-12-2018, 06:10   #46
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No way they could take a chance if someone is deliberately flying a drone up and down the runway.
Possibly be on manslaughter charges if something happened,and of course loss of life and financial damages.
exactly... remembering an episode on "Casualty" when a drone brought down a chopper.

I was half asleep and going offline when that was posted and was sure boardsies would sort him.. Could not believe anyone could be so..... ignorant?

Oh and there was a section on one of the real life airport security series where they had to close the airport because of drones.

Just catching up on news; I hope they get it down and find the ***********
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There is no ordinary drone that can harm an airplane. Like Met Eireann and their weather warnings, this was a complete overreaction.
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My partner and son are supposed to be flying into Gatwick tomorrow to spend Christmas with his family. I hope this d*ckhead is thwarted before then
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My partner and son are supposed to be flying into Gatwick tomorrow to spend Christmas with his family. I hope this d*ckhead is thwarted before then

Hopefully that's the end of it now, but expect delays. Enjoy your Christmas
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My partner and son are supposed to be flying into Gatwick tomorrow to spend Christmas with his family. I hope this d*ckhead is thwarted before then
Get the boat
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Don't think we're hearing the full story here.
Even if it is industrial drones, surely would be easier to track?

And if any groups wished to bring the whole country to a standstill, they just need to get their hands on a few more for Heathrow, Standsted and other major airports.

It shows how simple it could be.
We could just make them illegal. Like guns. And drugs.

The criminals would have to not use them then.....
Guns aren't illegal.
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I prefer when drones are used for good.
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I prefer when drones are used for good.

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Grand spot for a bit of fishing.
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My partner and son are supposed to be flying into Gatwick tomorrow to spend Christmas with his family. I hope this d*ckhead is thwarted before then
Who? Your partner or his son?
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Ok gonna play devils advocate a bit here,
IF the people flying the drones are apprehended, they will no doubt face substantial jail terms,but IF they turn out to be environmental activists and the reason for this action was to draw attention to the massive amounts of greenhouse gasses created,world wide by aviation. Then maybe,just maybe, in 100 years from now they will be seen as Heroes, and martyrs.
similar to the suffragettes, or even the 1916 rebels. 100 years ago from now.
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Watching a news channel last night,
A person said that that drone could be operated from another country, is this true, I don't know anything about drones, but I have seen them at weddings and events, they are a great idea for that and also for surveillance on law breaking and such,
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A person said that that drone could be operated from another country, is this true
Military grade drones can be operated that way alright. That's how the US are doing it, most of their drones are operated from control stations back in the states. However, you'd likely need a drone fitted with a satellite antenna, which is still pretty bulky. The drones suspected in the Gatwick incident require a direct line of sight between the control unit and the actual drone, as do all drones available for private use. I suppose you could remotely connect to a computer or tablet that has a line of sight connection with a drone, but that would probably be a pain to set up.

Plus, speaking as a devil's advocate here, it would actually make the whole thing easier to track down. An "on scene" operator could easily move to another location if the authorities are getting to close for comfort, something that a "fixed" setup would not be able to do.
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