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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:39 PM

Gatwick to remain closed for the rest of Thursday, and Friday's situation is "fluid"

New drone sighting 'in last hour'
There has been another drone sighting in the last hour and Gatwick airport will remain closed for the rest of the evening, Gatwick chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe has said.

"We will review overnight whether there is any potential to open tomorrow," he said.

He said passengers should check with their airlines and not travel to the airport tomorrow unless advised to do so.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-sussex-46564814?ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=news_central&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking


What a mess.
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:46 PM

1. Wow. There are Gatwick bound planes in the air right now,

Are they going to land those flight at Heathrow and other area airports?

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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:47 PM

2. They really need to get some anti-drone capabilities

Jamming devices

Predator drones and trained Predator birds to take them out.

Electronic localization of drone transmitters.

If they don't - this kind of shit will occur every day.

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Response to jpak (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:55 PM

3. And it's just a matter of time before it starts happening at US airports...

what with people getting drones for Christmas presents you never know what some idiots with drones will do.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:56 PM

4. It's seriously shocking

I confess I'm no expert, but it is incredible to me that UK police, UK military, UK intelligence, UK aviation authorities etc etc etc cannot figure out something to stop this or at least figure out the source and stop them.

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