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winterlight
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Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:35 pm

Departures delayed for 7 minutes on 2nd January. Only a matter of time before something goes bang on departure. All the razor wire in the world ain't going to stop some idiot feet from the perimeter fence from launching one of these into an engine.

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/...rport-runway-closed-after-10682029
 
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RE:

Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:44 pm

Quoting winterlight (Thread starter):
All the razor wire in the world ain't going to stop some idiot

This is something that needs to be punitively stopped ASAP before it gets out of control and air travel is regularly and frequently disrupted.

The UK has plenty of anti-terror legislation that can be used to make the perpetrator's life really quite unpleasant. Deploy it to the maximum and publicise widely that Mr./Ms. XXXX used a drone near LHR and is now "enjoying" 28 days pre-charge detention at HMP Belmarsh while their possible terrorist act is being investigated.
 
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RE: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:58 pm

Don't they have a wildlife control officer? Just let him get his shotgun and a few shells of bird shot. Puuull! and problem solved. (we have two licenced hunters and falconers at our airport, to take care of wild animals, e.g. scaring away birds with a tame buzzard, or shooting or catching animals like deer or wild boar, should they get airside. They are approved to bring hunting weapons airside to carry out their duties).

Jan
 
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RE: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:09 pm

As a responsible quad copter operator this really annoys the hell out of me as all it does is give us all a bad name and make the hobby harder for us all..

Cannot help but be mildly amused that they have illustrated the article with a still from an infamous fake video, done by someon with epic CGI skills
 
txjim
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RE: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:06 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 2):
(we have two licenced hunters and falconers at our airport,

Can we train falcons to avoid the props? Better solution than the shotgun!
 
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RE: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:17 pm

Would a 2.4GHz jammer interfere with aircraft electronic systems/operations at all?
 
peterinlisbon
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RE: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:18 am

They should have a tuneable drone controller that could intercept their control signals and then "hijack" the drones and force them to land at the police station. That would put a stop to it.

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