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drones over gatwick

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Great for (some) types of photographers.
    Dragonlady30 likes this.
  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    The desire to see if one's roof needs repair?
  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I wondered that.
  4. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    The builders I employ on the estate I manage don't sod about with drones. They turn up with a scaffold tower, find out what's going on and fix it. I only ever call them in when I know a repair is required.
  5. newposter

    newposter Occasional commenter

    My solution - use the airport fire brigade to aim their high powered water at it.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  6. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    It has just cost my friends an absolute fortune to rebook flights to USA for Christmas without waiting days for reallocated flights that would have cost them half of their break.

    Their perception from being there was it was a local air noise/ pollution etc protest.
  7. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Nomad, I've got my fingers crossed for you and your holiday. :) :) :)
  8. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It's only a matter of time before drones are being used by terrorists. Can you imagine them continuing to be legal when they start buzzing round the Palace of Westminster?

    You'd only need to have a few of them with Amazon livery carrying packages labeled "TAX PAYMENT", but in reality carrying bombs and the dozy crowd who run the country would be opening the doors to let the drones inside, like what happened with the Trojan horse.
    BetterNow likes this.
  9. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Lalad Jr was due to fly from Gatwick this morning and spent five hours waiting there until eventually he managed to get his insurance company to agree that he could get the train and fly from Heathrow instead - he's currently waiting to board but said Gatwick was a nightmare.

    He's supposed to be flying back to Gatwick on Sunday...watch this space!
  10. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Many thanks.

    Flights have been moved to Southend, so hopefully things will be fine.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    More ******* stupid memes.

    Yes, posts like these are really ******* useful for those people trying to fly.

    Photo51 likes this.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Thank you. Much appreciated. Seems the flights have been moved to Southend so hopefully things will be okay.

    Doesn't help the tens of thousands who have been disrupted so far, not to mention the millions in costs to airlines and insurers who, as a consequence will have to hike up prices.

    Still, maybe some more helpful political memes from @monicabilongame will help to the resolve the situation for the families waiting for 18 hours plus at Gatwick!
    Dragonlady30 likes this.
  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Thank you. Appreciated.
  15. BetterNow

    BetterNow Occasional commenter

    Don’t give them any ideas!

    I love a good meme, @monicabilongame if you can’t do anything about a situation, then a little humour goes a long way.
  16. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Southend is a lovely little airport, nomad. I wish you luck tomorrow.
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  17. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Thank you. Appreciated. It will be the first time I have flown from there. I often choose Gatwick as the train runs there directly right through London.
    sparklepig2002 likes this.
  18. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Assuming that the powers-that-be catch the trouble maker, what punishment would you feel would be appropriate?
    nomad likes this.
  19. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

  20. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Safe journey nomad.
    border_walker, nomad and Dragonlady30 like this.

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