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26 minutes ago, Bibs said:

Not sure why they didn't bring it down or ask a commercial operator to follow it to it's Take off/Landing location. There's technology available to locate the drone and pilot and even to bring it down mid-flight. 

I must admit I was wondering that as well - especially as the Police now have their own drones and operators.

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Or they have an operational issue that would cost a fortune in passenger compensation, and the drones are a convenient excuse...

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I've spoken with the Airside Ops Manager this morning and offered to assist free of charge to them. The chap recognised my name which was nice from when I was part of a team that pitched to them a very high level surveying solution earlier in the year but he said that they have significant resources now on site looking for the  cuplrit(s). 

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This should help! 

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Bibs offering to use drones to find the people using drones :)

"There was an old lady who swallowed a fly..."

I don't understand how the batteries in these things have not run out already if it's just one guy. Or if he's bringing it home to recharge it why can't they just follow it to where it lands?

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https://www.dji.com/aeroscope

One of those would sort this in no time! Loads of people have them and I'm sure would be available. 

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@Sparky, had a phone call asking for those passwords again yet? 

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1 hour ago, Bibs said:

https://www.dji.com/aeroscope

One of those would sort this in no time! Loads of people have them and I'm sure would be available. 

At least they've listened. Not sure the tennis ball is standard though...

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Drone registration is due to become law in Nov 2019. 

To be honest, I'm not sure a spotty teenager could avoid the Police, Gatwick security and now the Military for well over 24 hours. This is all a little strange that's it's taking such a long time now. 

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Be interesting to see who they eventually find is behind it. Then a few thousand passengers will be after their blood...

One of the current Mrs H's friends was due to fly out to Goa for Christmas this morning. After spending the day at Gatwick they went home. Next available flight to Goa is in 5 days so they've now had to cancel their holiday completely.

Not worth starting anything now...🍺

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9 hours ago, Sparky said:

No, this whole thing smells wrong.

I'm with Sparky.

In this day and age of everyone carrying a camera and filming everything that happens, along with the fact that the world's media are camped at Gatwick, why is it only two 30 second videos of possible drones have appeared?

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