Gatwick closed by drones

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Puggit

40,673 posts

185 months

Tuesday 8th January
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But LHR had anti-drone technology... confused

HoHoHo

13,459 posts

187 months

Tuesday 8th January
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craigjm said:
HoHoHo said:
Heathrow now shut due to a non-existent drone sighting......
How do you know it’s non-existent?
I don’t for sure, but that’s simply my gut feeling.

I said the same about Gatwick and by chance there is no evidence whatsoever after quite a few million pounds thrown at the investigation.

eldar

11,941 posts

133 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Puggit said:
But LHR had anti-drone technology... confused
Stealth drones?

Gandahar

6,109 posts

65 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Makes you wonder if there was actually any drone here last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdfVIdsufI8

Or just some Gatwick employee who is driving around with orange flashing lights who sees drones everywhere.

Was there a drone? Not sure, but considering this is twice Gatwick has had the issue with no villain brought to book it does make you wonder if the problem is actually inhouse and not a real problem at all.

First step would be what was the chain of reporting in 2017 and again in 2018 and are their any similarities? We don't want this to be all caused by a bloke called Bob who lives with his big eared uncle down in Edenbridge do we.....

Edited by Gandahar on Tuesday 8th January 18:16

kev1974

2,426 posts

66 months

Tuesday 8th January
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HoHoHo said:
Heathrow now shut due to a non-existent drone sighting......
As someone living directly under the flight path I can say it's definitely not shut at the moment ... just one of the runways is ... plenty of planes still coming in on the other main runway smile
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FamousPheasant

68 posts

53 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Had literally just pushed back from Aberdeen to Heathrow when the captain announced this. Gone back to the stand and have a 15 minute wait before they announce what the plan is. Doesn't look like I'm going to make it.

5 out of 5 flights delayed in the last month!

abzmike

759 posts

43 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Puggit said:
But LHR had anti-drone technology... confused
That was said during the Gatwick debacle.

HorneyMX5

4,312 posts

87 months

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

FamousPheasant

68 posts

53 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

1,358 posts

9 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.
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p1stonhead

17,565 posts

104 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Bloody hell here we go again.

This is bloody effective

El stovey

24,482 posts

200 months

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

craigjm

8,816 posts

137 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Flights resumed

RJG46

693 posts

5 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

3,639 posts

33 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

45,233 posts

120 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

13,459 posts

187 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

12,482 posts

143 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

4,048 posts

169 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

4,907 posts

37 months

Tuesday 8th January
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