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Gatwick drones

On 21 Dec 2018 at 11:48am Fairmeadow wrote:
So, who is the favoured candidate for the mystery drone flier?
A 16 year old on the spectrum in his bedroom?
An Islamist group having a laugh at the Kuffirs' expense?
Brexiteers opposed to people flying to Europe?
Remoaners offering a preview of a no-deal Brexit as part of Project Fear?
Heathrow expansionists trying to discredit Gatwick as a rival who could expand more cheaply?
Local residents fed up with the noise of overflying planes seeking a couple of days peace and quiet?
Environmental activists saving the planet?
Putin demonstrating his powers against any country that has the nerve to complain at his murdering people he doesn't like on their territory?
The Taliban retaliating for the use of drones controlled from the UK to attack their bases and leaders?
The police or armed services making a case for a higher budget?
A well known budget airline trying to avoid disclosing it has booked a lot more passengers than it can actually fly in its planes?
Any one else fellow conspiracy theorists can think up?
On 21 Dec 2018 at 12:58pm Bert wrote:
My first idea was it was the locals protesting about the second runway, but now I'm with the environmentalists, which in fact is a far better option. As some guy said on the radio, why can people fly to Prague etc, for less that the cost of a return rail ticket from Brighton to Victoria ! But I also like the low cost airline avoiding over booking problems !!! It's a strange new world we are living in.
On 21 Dec 2018 at 1:12pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Open now because the blackmailer has been paid off?
On 21 Dec 2018 at 2:34pm David Stanley wrote:
Cui Bono?
On 21 Dec 2018 at 3:43pm wanderer wrote:
I still reckon it was being controlled from. Someone inside of the perimeter as there's loads of out buildings on the airport.
On 21 Dec 2018 at 4:04pm David Stanley wrote:
Well I run arduino on mine and while it's flying there is no need for r/c control. That makes it much harder to knock down by jamming.
There is something fishy about this story. It just doesn't smell right.
On 21 Dec 2018 at 6:22pm Nevillman wrote:
I really hope it is not an environmentalist as it will not help the cause of helping the environment at all.
On 21 Dec 2018 at 7:42pm Tipex wrote:
Every teenager with a drone living within a mile of an airport. Minimal effort, minimal risk of being caught, maximum chance of creating headline news.
On 21 Dec 2018 at 9:09pm David Stanley wrote:
I get the impression it's an industrial or agricultural size drone, not a hobby type quad.
On 22 Dec 2018 at 8:08am Earl of de Montfort wrote:
It's TM distracting us from Brexit and the MPs taking a long holiday when they should be sorting out this mess they've caused
On 22 Dec 2018 at 9:24pm Tom Pain wrote:
I have the same olefactory sensation as David. Considering the press attention and universal camera phones, where are the pictures? The cost of insurance claims due to a system failure would be a good spur to the imagination of an interested party would it not?
On 23 Dec 2018 at 11:12am Buzzard wrote:
With Al-Qaeda on the warpath again and looking to take down planes, this incident may have been a blessing in disguise if it forces airports and security services to take the drone threat seriously and implement effective countermeasures. Better lost holidays than lost lives. Government's been away with the Brexit fairies for the last 18 months.
On 23 Dec 2018 at 2:31pm David Stanley wrote:
I'm in full conspiracy mode I'm afraid! Someone get the pills.
We won't know until we find out the implications of the legislation that will be rushed through to mitigate this"threat".
On 23 Dec 2018 at 7:34pm Buzzard wrote:
Sussex Police said they were relying on eye witnesses and there may have been no "genuine drone activity in the first place".
Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley said no footage of a drone had been obtained.
He said there was "always a possibility" the reported sightings of drones were mistaken.
Yep. That's what that BBC says.

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