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Title    The Gatwick Drone: Little by Little, the Story Continues to Unravel
Date    Thursday July 22, @01:58AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the Just-give-me-a-reason dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/07/21/2022222

JoeMerchant writes:

The Gatwick Drone: Little By Little, The Story Continues To Unravel:

If you remember the crazy events in the winter of 2018 as two airports were closed over reports of drone sightings, you might be interested to hear that there’s still a trickle of information about those happenings making it into the public domain as Freedom of Information responses.

[...] Received Opinion had it that a drone had closed an airport, but drone enthusiasts, and Hackaday as a publication in their sphere, were asking awkward questions about why no tangible evidence of a drone ever having been present had appeared. Gradually the story unravelled with the police and aviation authorities quietly admitting that they had no evidence of a drone, and a dedicated band of drone enthusiasts has continues to pursue the truth about those few winter nights in 2018. The latest results chase up the possibility that the CAA might have received a description of the drone, and why when a fully functional drone detection system had been deployed and detected nothing they continued with the farce of closing the airport.

[...] The couple who were wrongly arrested have not held back in their condemnation, but without the attention of any powerful vested interests it seems that some of the measures brought in as a response will never be questioned.

One of the lessons learned? If you want to fly covert drone missions, build your own.


Original Submission

Links

  1. "JoeMerchant" - https://soylentnews.org/~JoeMerchant/
  2. "The Gatwick Drone: Little By Little, The Story Continues To Unravel" - https://hackaday.com/2021/07/20/the-gatwick-drone-little-by-little-the-story-continues-to-unravel/
  3. "a trickle of information" - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/description_of_the_2018_alleged#incoming-1836020
  4. "making it into the public domain" - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/admission_that_falcon_shield_and
  5. "asking awkward questions" - https://hackaday.com/2018/12/26/ooops-did-we-just-close-an-airport-over-a-ufo-sighting/
  6. "have not held back in their condemnation" - https://dronedj.com/2021/06/28/gatwick-drone-incident-update/
  7. "the measures brought in as a response" - https://hackaday.com/2019/05/01/drone-registration-tax-sought-by-uks-caa/
  8. "fly covert drone missions" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_Colorado_drone_sightings
  9. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=50086

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