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Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Dec 20, 2018.
Maybe the batteries ran down ...
Just had a look at the departure board from Gatwick
Planes are now flying but virtually every flight is delayed and some are still being cancelled. Some of the delays are up to 8 hours.
I'm not in any way a drone expert, but there are certain features of all this that are very puzzling.
I find it surprising that the perpetrators have not been found. Given the resources that have been allocated, how can such little progress have been made? What good is sending in the army, with their military grade equipment, if it's defeated so easily? Given the failures so far, how can we be confident in the official version of events? What evidence is there that it's eco-warriors? I'd like to see this evidence.
The anti-drone measures available these days appear to be extensive, and anyone taking an interest in this story is most likely much more informed now. Why haven't these been used? If there was talk later about shooting the drones down, why wasn't this considered earlier? Was it hoped that the problem would go away, or that the culprits would be found by other means?
In light of all this, maybe the fingers do point to some bizarre conspiracy theory. I'm usually the first to be dismissive of such theories, as apparent mysteries are almost always far more plausibly explained by more banal means. This case however really is rather strange, with many unanswered questions.
I was thinking more of Russians...
Russian Aliens then
or Jose Mourinho - he drones on a lot
If it is a bored teenager then our police force and military have not covered themselves with glory.
You're on form today. It must be the end of term.
Personally I think it's those Russian Meerkats - revenge for being ridiculed for those Ads they do
I wonder why they have re-opened today? What has changed? Surely the drone could reappear at any moment which I presume was the rationale for closing all day yesterday. Has there been some kind of secret communication between the perpetrators and the authorities?
They have the perimeter staked out.
Wasn't it "staked out" yesterday? I am genuinely confused by all this but delighted Gatwick is now open.
I'm joking - there are not enough police officers with jobs in London to stake out Gatwick
I'm more pleased I'm not flying out of there this week.
It's bad enough at the best of times.
The world! Ah ah ah ah ah (stroking my furry white cat).
It doesn't require police officers to stake out the perimeter - patrols by security guards employed by Gatwick, with radio contact to the police should they see anyone operating a drone would have sufficed.
Could they not employ radio jammers on the drone frequencies?
If I correctly understood the expert on the lunchtime news, drones use the same frequencies as broadband, and frequently hop from one frequency to another, making jamming extremely difficult.
If so ~ and I don't doubt that ~ then I suspect we'll see legislation about drone manufacture coming in soon. Just speculation but they can't afford for this to happen again. If eco-activists cotton on... well they could shut down most major airports with just a guy.