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Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Dec 20, 2018.
How can people be such stupid selfish idiots?
If and when they get caught i hope they get the book thrown at them.
Perhaps they would like to explain to all those people who were affected why they did it ?
It' probably a 15-yr-old boy who never comes out of his bedroom and doesn't listen to the news.
I wonder why it hasn't been jammed.
I hope they catch those responsible. Selfish *****.
As from next year there is a register of anyone who flies drones.Trouble is that wont stop the idiots who think its a Laugh and fly them illegally withough care or even maliciously..
In the end they could end up banning drones and enforce massive fines on folks caught flying them in 'wrong places' I beleievethey are also going to enforce the need for a drone license before you can freely fly one.
I've just read the latest and they said that it could take days to sort out the backlog.
Some time ago I saw some bird of prey had been trained to take drones out of the sky. It was amazing!! I wonder if it would be any use in these circumstances?
The army has been brought in to help. Good.
Bet it's an eco-protest group...
I am supposed to be flying from Gatwick tomorrow. Waiting for news.
They've just said on R4 that as this is an 'unusual event', airlines are not compelled legally to pay compensation for missed flights/holidays, or for taxi rides etc. if they are taken to another airport when returning to the UK. .
There's various things they could use. The bird of prey is at the end of the video.
I heard an expert on radio laugh at that suggestion today - apparently these are industrial size drones, not the type one can buy at a toy or model shop.
Yet another example of indecisiveness from our government.
A few of these could have solved this problem within an hour or two:
Fingers crossed, but it doesn't look like things will be sorted quickly.
I don't know anything about drones, but this has been going on for nearly 24 hous now. Can they really stay up that long, or is some group sending them up in relays. If so, can they really not be traced when returning to earth?
And I don't understand the worry about stray bullets if the police tried to shoot them down. If that is a danger, someone needs to invent a gun to fire several gallons of that slime which kids today love so much into the things, to jam the rotors.
Perhaps the Civil Airports Authority need to be equipped with ack-ack?
Best of luck!
Yes - but the birds carry screwdrivers
Is this really all it takes to bring a major international airport to a halt? Are the authorities pussyfooting around here?
Is there any good reason why the general public should be allowed to purchase drones? Serious question, as there might be. Not being the least interested in owning one, I can only perceive them as a source of nuisance in the hands of the general public, but I may be missing something.
I wonder if the truth of the matter is that airports like Gatwick have just hoped that the problem would go away instead of investing in technology to solve the problem?
If the airlines end up having to pay hundreds of thousands in compensation which they manage to claim from Gatwick, the airport may think again. But as so often happens, the EU regulations which so many think are the bees' knees, actually suggest that what has happened is an "extraordinary circumstance" under EU Regulation 261 and therefore passengers cannot claim compensation.
Great for (some) types of photographers.