first_imgAnyone who believes this drone situation is really silly… This is clearly something else and we are not being told. We are going into 2019, everything is caught on camera. Wise up people. This is the government up to something. #GatwickDrones— J (@3jessi5) December 21, 2018 UPS Wants to Bring Drone Deliveries to U.S. HospitalsWatch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape Cod London’s Gatwick Airport reopened today after a drone disruption cancelled some 800 flights this week.A “limited number” of aircraft are taking off and landing at UK’s second-busiest airport, a media statement said.“Our departures and arrivals rate is currently very restricted to just a few runway movements every hour so passengers must expect delays and cancellations again today,” the airport press office said.AdChoices广告Gatwick shut down Wednesday night following reports of drones flying over the airfield; the runway briefly reopened at 3 a.m. Thursday morning, but closed 45 minutes later after another sighting. Stay on target We live in an age where EVERYTHING is caught on camera these days… yet I have not seen one pic or video of any drones? Something has me sceptical… #gatwick #GatwickDrones #drones— Jono O’ Byrne (@jonoobyrne) December 20, 2018 #GatwickDrones When they catch the bastards, I think they should be left in the Gatwick Departure Hall for 20 minutes or so for a little chat with passengers. #RoughJustice— Rev. Scarlet Wilde (@wilde) December 20, 2018Local police believe that while the incident was deliberate, it is unlikely to be terror-related.“We don’t know what the drone specification is. Our working assumption is it’s larger than what someone might buy online,” Det. Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley of the Sussex police told The Guardian.“We think it may have been adapted and developed,” he continued. “We’re working through CCTV footage and trying to identify the make and model.”But not everyone is convinced. Flights cancelled due to #gatwickdrones stuck in Iceland but at least we saw this!— Charlie (@mrsbtrim) December 20, 2018Reports continued trickling in through the day yesterday, forcing Gatwick to remain closed and reroute inbound flights to alternative airports as far away as Amsterdam and Paris, according to The Guardian.“This is a highly targeted activity which has been designed to close the airport and bring maximum disruption in the run up to Christmas,” Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate, who apologized for the inconvenience this “criminal behavior” caused passengers, said in a statement.In the UK, it is illegal to fly a drone within 1 km (0.62 miles) of an airport or airfield boundary, and could cost the operator five years in prison. (1/2) It is totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment. Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations…#Gatwick #Gatwick_Airport— UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) December 20, 2018“This is clearly a very serious ongoing incident in which substantial drones have been used to bring about the temporary closure of a major international airport,” UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said. “The people who were involved should face the maximum possible custodial sentence for the damage they have done.”No one has yet claimed responsibility for this week’s attack. Why am I awake at this time reading #GatwickDrones conspiracy theories? — Fiona Ann Hurley (@FionaaHurley) December 21, 2018Early this week, Gatwick announced an expected (and record-breaking) 2.9 million passengers over the festive period, forecasting 73,000 travelers on Sunday, Dec. 23—”the busiest day for departures.”More on Receives World’s First Drone-Delivered VaccineRobot Successfully Delivers Coral Babies to Great Barrier ReefSenate Passes Bill Allowing Authorities to Shoot Down Private Droneslast_img read more

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