Gatwick Ops Disturbed by Drones

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  • Scott Dyer HPN/NY
    started a topic Gatwick Ops Disturbed by Drones

    Gatwick Ops Disturbed by Drones

    From the WSJ: "LONDON—More than 100 flights at one of Europe’s busiest airports were grounded Thursday by drone operations that authorities say were a deliberate attempt to disrupt travel.

    "Police and military forces were involved in the response, Britain’s aviation minister Liz Sugg said. Sussex police said the drones were of an “industrial specification,” rather than a toy or amateur unmanned aircraft.
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    "The drone flights near the airport began late Wednesday and continued into Thursday, the airport operator said. Some flights, including to the U.S., were grounded and others diverted to land at other airports, stranding, diverting or delaying tens of thousands of passengers in the run-up to the busy holiday travel period."


    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-bou...le_email_share

  • Jeff Hartmann
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	 Views:	2 Size:	65.7 KB ID:	9068 I stole these from another board....

    https://youtu.be/jm6a3QXG_qI
    Last edited by Jeff Hartmann; 12-29-2018, 18:45.

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  • Scott Dyer HPN/NY
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    It's really quite a CF over there.....almost cartoonish of the dog chasing its tail.

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  • Ralph Jones
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    ...and now the police have admitted that some of the drone sightings may have been good-guy drones looking for bad-guy drones.

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  • Ralph Jones
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    Originally posted by Ralph Jones View Post
    ...and now the word "hoax" is being floated
    Apparently those media outlets that named the arrestees contravened British law, and the legal artillery is starting to chamber rounds. https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...n-libel-payout

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  • Terry Carraway
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    Some idiot on another board (non-technical) is SURE it is a US Border Patrol drone.

    How and why a US gov drone would be operating in the UK is not explained.

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  • Ralph Jones
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    ...and now the word "hoax" is being floated, and authorities pointedly refuse to rule it out. Also, the husband of the arrested couple is an R/C modeler.

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  • Ralph Jones
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    The two people arrested yesterday have been released without charges, after police decided they weren't involved. A damaged drone was found just outside the airport today, so the usual forensics are in progress.

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  • Randy Sohn
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    Originally posted by Scott Dyer HPN/NY View Post

    Yup! Woke up to a little dusting this morning.
    Chuckle, ah-so, copy-copy!

    best, randy

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  • Scott Dyer HPN/NY
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    Originally posted by Randy Sohn View Post

    "Standby One"!

    best, randy (KMSP)
    Randy -- Yup! Woke up to a little dusting this morning.

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  • Randy Sohn
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    Originally posted by Scott Dyer HPN/NY View Post
    (Remote St. Cloud, where there is no snow)
    "Standby One"!

    best, randy (KMSP)

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  • Russell Holton
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    Two arrests have been made. Indications that some kind of anti-drone technology has been deployed, perhaps the Israeli-developed Drone Dome system. Some news reports suggests the perps could face life in prison.

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  • Scott Dyer HPN/NY
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    Gatwick was back operational as of this morning.

    (Remote St. Cloud, where there is no snow!?!?!?!?)

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  • Ralph Jones
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    OK, BBC says the Army is deploying "specialist equipment", whatever that may be.

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  • Scott Dyer HPN/NY
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    Gatwick is expected to be closed well into, if not through, tomorrow.

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