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« on: 20 December 2018, 00:28:38 »

Did no one tell Dr G that he can't play with his drone during his tea break?  ???  :o  ::)
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #1 on: 20 December 2018, 01:06:01 »

Wasn't me...  ::)

Not sure quite what is going on tbh :-\
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #2 on: 20 December 2018, 02:45:53 »

I suspect that it is a coordinated and planned 'attack' designed to cause maximum disruption in light of the recent application to use the Northern Runway simultaneously...

The local anti runway sandal wearers are a devious bunch...
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #3 on: 20 December 2018, 08:15:21 »

I suspect that it is a coordinated and planned 'attack' designed to cause maximum disruption in light of the recent application to use the Northern Runway simultaneously...

The local anti runway sandal wearers are a devious bunch...

I suspect you’re possibly right. NIMBYs are a selfish lot.

I hope the police have some luck in tracking the culprits down and charge them for the costs of the disruption as well as the criminal charges. Bunch of selfish idiots.
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #4 on: 20 December 2018, 08:27:41 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #5 on: 20 December 2018, 08:30:40 »

A bit of an own goal as well... Once flying resumes, it will probably mean constant traffic right around to this time tomorrow as all the aircraft come back, (lunchtime onwards most likely) and start playing catch up with todays flights.

Those responsible should be taken through the terminals to see just what effect their actions have had on thousands of people. With the recent legislation changes, they can expect to do five years for each incursion.  >:(
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #6 on: 20 December 2018, 08:33:23 »

HMPS now has their own drones to deal with the items that are dropped/ flown into establishments, should bring a bit of excitement to the workplace 😀
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #7 on: 20 December 2018, 08:34:23 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
Currently have a selection of rifles and shotguns, ostensibly for wildlife management purposes, but I suspect that this event will see the acquisition of something more sophisticated...
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #8 on: 20 December 2018, 09:36:14 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
Currently have a selection of rifles and shotguns, ostensibly for wildlife management purposes, but I suspect that this event will see the acquisition of something more sophisticated...

Apparently the Police won't attempt to shoot the drones down for safety reasons.  ???

I think most people would think "Just shoot the bastards down so we can get our flight!"   ;D
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #9 on: 20 December 2018, 09:59:30 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
Currently have a selection of rifles and shotguns, ostensibly for wildlife management purposes, but I suspect that this event will see the acquisition of something more sophisticated...

Apparently the Police won't attempt to shoot the drones down for safety reasons.  ???

I think most people would think "Just shoot the bastards down so we can get our flight!"   ;D

Can't see how it can possibly be any less safe than shooting at anything else, TBH. Any potential "safety issue" is with the shooter rather than the shootee, surely? ::)

Either this "drone" has a ruddy long endurance or it's a coordinated attack by quite a few and there's lots of LiPo charging going on somewhere.

Hmm. TheBoy has been quiet lately... :-X
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #10 on: 20 December 2018, 10:07:38 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
Currently have a selection of rifles and shotguns, ostensibly for wildlife management purposes, but I suspect that this event will see the acquisition of something more sophisticated...

Apparently the Police won't attempt to shoot the drones down for safety reasons.  ???

I think most people would think "Just shoot the bastards down so we can get our flight!"   ;D
That's pretty much the concensus on Twitter at the moment. Shooting them down now it's daylight should be a forgone conclusion, but allowing them to fly increases the chance of a successful prosecution. After all, the bulk of the disruption has already happened... I wouldn't be at all surprised if flights are canned for the day to enable the situation to be fully resolved, with the displaced aircraft being returned to Gatwick overnight ready for a clean start tomorrow.

I suspect that the idiots involved are swapping batteries whilst moving location, thereby avoiding detection and enabling the sustained disruption. And as they're clearly organised, it stands to reason they are running shifts.
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #11 on: 20 December 2018, 10:24:37 »

Idiots wasn't my choice of word  ::)
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #12 on: 20 December 2018, 13:33:09 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
Currently have a selection of rifles and shotguns, ostensibly for wildlife management purposes, but I suspect that this event will see the acquisition of something more sophisticated...

Apparently the Police won't attempt to shoot the drones down for safety reasons.  ???

I think most people would think "Just shoot the bastards down so we can get our flight!"   ;D

Can't see how it can possibly be any less safe than shooting at anything else, TBH. Any potential "safety issue" is with the shooter rather than the shootee, surely? ::)

Either this "drone" has a ruddy long endurance or it's a coordinated attack by quite a few and there's lots of LiPo charging going on somewhere.

Hmm. TheBoy has been quiet lately... :-X

I wonder if he had a delayed flight or similar there recently ?  :-\ ;D
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #13 on: 20 December 2018, 14:10:42 »

How lng before airports etc have their own seek and destroy drones?
Currently have a selection of rifles and shotguns, ostensibly for wildlife management purposes, but I suspect that this event will see the acquisition of something more sophisticated...

Apparently the Police won't attempt to shoot the drones down for safety reasons.  ???

I think most people would think "Just shoot the bastards down so we can get our flight!"   ;D

Can't see how it can possibly be any less safe than shooting at anything else, TBH. Any potential "safety issue" is with the shooter rather than the shootee, surely? ::)

Either this "drone" has a ruddy long endurance or it's a coordinated attack by quite a few and there's lots of LiPo charging going on somewhere.

Hmm. TheBoy has been quiet lately... :-X

I wonder if he had a delayed flight or similar there recently ?  :-\ ;D
Surely not. We're looking for the type of personality who'll readily blow a gasket and let out Mr. Angry when subjected to a minor inconvenience by a service industry, or printer driver, here. Actually, now you mention it... :-X
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #14 on: 20 December 2018, 15:30:35 »

News says police marksmen are at the scene. Ideally they should be at the scene of the houses of whoever owns the drones.
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