Today, Gatwick airport was disturbed by a drone which was flying over the airport. This resulted in many aircrafts diverting to other airports and aircrafts going around and holding. This must have caused chaos for the air traffic controller! The police are currently investigating the situation and hopefully we don’t get any kind of this in the future. A similar incident happened at Heathrow,when a BA pilot reported a drone visible. This is very dangerous and a very serious matter! Currently,now the airport is back to normal operations.
Each airport needs something that can repel drones.
Definitely agreed mate!
Hmmm, I wonder if drone regulations are the same in the U.K. (maybe someone could help with that) because typically you have to get a license and take some sort of class/lesson about proper drone operations in the US, but maybe that’s just here.
I wonder how it would be or how it would work. Now I need to figure this out.
I think they need some sort of rule when flying drones near airports.
They do but barely anybody follows it.
I live in the U.S. and fly a drone. My drone won’t even take off if it is within an airport area. If I take off and try and fly the drone into a restricted airspace, the drone will stop, turn around and come back. Seems like an easy solution, but there are always the yo-yos out there that mess it up for all of us!
We need to hire robots that can shoot down drones or create a drone that kills or shoot down drones. Regular drones are like parasites. And do you know what we do with parasites? We want them OUT! (Anyone get the reference?)
Is that the movie “the thinning” on YouTube?
Indeed it is “The Thinning” from YouTube Red.
We should have armed police and troops shoot down any drone that flies near any airport
I think they’re working on one of those… there are a few systems like a gun-net (I’m not sure that’s what it is.
Or a radio interceptor which would intercept the radio between the remote and drone to bring it down carefully.
Haha! Love the idea :)
That’s what I was thinking.
I think this could solve that problem 😏
Drones are becoming more and more of a hazard. The idea of a drone is good, but the problem are the idiots, who don’t use common sense while flying them. People like that completely disregard the safety of others, and this unfortunately causes lots of problems.
Frightening. I guess it was free target practicing (with a prize of a drone) for Airport Security! xD
Thanks to that my flight was delayed by an hour…
Luckily nothing happened, but I think someday an accident will happen due to drones. :(
Its just a matter of time.
I think I saw a case similar to this in Ultimate Airport Dubai… and it was really expensive to Emirates, FlyDubai and other airlines… more to Emirates… they should really put a force field around airspace for drones.