Aviation Thread


#441

They can’t take off or land a plane until the culprit flying it remotely is found. Unreal stuff.


#442

Is the drone still there?


#443

Apparently, yes


#444

Wouldn’t take much to shut down the World these days


#445

Would they not shoot it down or something or send another drone up to battle it


#446

They can’t shoot it down apparently because that would be dangerous and presumably would require too many forms. The second option sounds entertaining and could possibly be worked into a TV series presented by Jeremy Clarkson.


#447

This is very embarrassing for the English, very embarrassing indeed. It’s like something you’d expect to see happen above Shannon but not in a proper country like England.


#448

holy shit

I thought theyd bounce off a wing, boy was I wrong


#449

I presume as soon as the drone runs out of battery life and is grounded that the old bill will be able to trace it back to the owner via a serial number etc? What are the chances this is a college student or students having a laugh drinking a few cans and watching this develop on TV?


#450

I can’t believe they don’t have some sort of drone that can just go up and take the other one out .


#451

They need an auld drone banger going off every minute to scare them away.


#452

Be the hokey


#453

Are they constantly sending up new drones or what? Drone battery would last max 30 mins


#454

Could they not have blamed ITglitch. Now they have seen this lacuna a few lads could shut down UK airspace with 2000 pounds.


#455

Justin Burtenshaw, Gatwick airport’s policing commander who is in charge of trying to catch the operator or operators of the drones, told the BBC: “Each time we believe we get close to the operator, the drone disappears. When we look to reopen the airfield, the drone reappears, so I’m absolutely convinced it is a deliberate act to disrupt Gatwick airport.


#456

What kind of a Mickey Mouse country is England at all at all?


#457

#Russiandrones


#458

Inside job. Well planned by a disgruntled baggage handler.


#459

Amateur hour over on the mainland


#460

The Dutch have already this figured out