Gatwick closed by drones

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HorneyMX5

4,532 posts

95 months

Tuesday 8th January
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It’s probably the wrong kind of drone.

FamousPheasant

85 posts

61 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Just been told by the captain that Heathrow has reopened to departures and arrivals. We are hopefully departing soon.

Lemming Train

3,397 posts

17 months

Tuesday 8th January
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From Eurocontrol NOP :

Eurocontrol said:
EGLL (London Heathrow)
Arrivals regulated at reduced rate due to possible drone activity.
Very high delays.
frown

p1stonhead

20,022 posts

112 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Bloody hell here we go again.

This is bloody effective

El stovey

27,795 posts

208 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Film of it on BBC news. Not that PHs experts will believe it.

craigjm

9,818 posts

145 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Flights resumed

RJG46

980 posts

13 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Are we really that stupid that we can't come up with some kind of jamming device.


Sorry, thought this was the Jeremy Vine thread.

768

4,960 posts

41 months

Tuesday 8th January
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El stovey said:
Film of it on BBC news. Not that PHs experts will believe it.
https://twitter.com/BondySi/status/1082696314616496128?s=19

I don't want to disappoint you - I don't think it's a drone.

Halb

49,137 posts

128 months

Tuesday 8th January
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Because I'm old and senile now, I have been wracking by brain to think what all of this story reminded me of. And then I finally remembered....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Los_Angele...
reminded ms of 1941, which used to be on a bit in the old days
and this!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Washington,_D.C...

HoHoHo

13,827 posts

195 months

Tuesday 8th January
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768 said:
El stovey said:
Film of it on BBC news. Not that PHs experts will believe it.
https://twitter.com/BondySi/status/1082696314616496128?s=19

I don't want to disappoint you - I don't think it's a drone.
Exactly, that’s no more a drone than those big white things in the foreground.

Whatever it was it had flashing lights much like airplanes do.......

Oh, hang on a minute scratchchin , where was that film taken again laugh

Drone my arse!

schmalex

12,971 posts

151 months

Tuesday 8th January
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HorneyMX5 said:
It’s probably the wrong kind of drone.
You’re closer to reality than you could imagine!

TeamD

4,564 posts

177 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Not guilty, my drone was flying near East Mids Airport today



... >1km away before plod gets a hard on and kicks the door down.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,047 posts

45 months

Tuesday 8th January
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768

4,960 posts

41 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Police officers have seen the drone.
Military assistance has been implemented.
Dial 999 if you see anything. hehe

http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-investigatio...

Monkeylegend

16,350 posts

176 months

Tuesday 8th January
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768 said:
Police officers have seen the drone.
Military assistance has been implemented.
Dial 999 if you see anything. hehe

http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-investigatio...
Damned if they do, damned if they don't, there's no satisfying some people.

Lemming Train

3,397 posts

17 months

Tuesday 8th January
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768 said:
Police officers have seen the drone.
Military assistance has been implemented.
Dial 999 if you see anything. hehe

http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-investigatio...
"Police officers have seen the drone". Bwahaha! That old chestnut again. I'm sure in a few days time there will be a follow-up report that they've found a drone near the perimeter fence and it's been swiftly whisked away for forensic examination. Of course, there won't be any pics of it nor any follow-up beyond "we are looking into reports" and "we are conducting enquiries", but "we can confirm there was definitely a drone". Definitely seems legit. wobble

saaby93

25,908 posts

123 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Lemming Train said:
"Police officers have seen the drone". :
Police officers thought theyve seen a drone
or
officers have seen the police drone
smile
Will we ever know

V6 Pushfit

10,705 posts

55 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Here we go again:


Heathrow airport drone investigated by police and military http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46804425

techguyone

1,393 posts

87 months

Wednesday 9th January
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It's a pretty handy way to convince airport execs to invest significant sums into anti-drone tech, that they may have been reluctant to spend before...

kev1974

3,134 posts

74 months

Wednesday 9th January
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techguyone said:
It's a pretty handy way to convince airport execs to invest significant sums into anti-drone tech, that they may have been reluctant to spend before...
yeswhistle