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YAD (Yet Another Drone) and its idiot

Dublin airport closed for 30 minutes by another idiot with a drone

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Daithi O Buitigh21/02/2019 18:00:58
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You'd think some people would have sense, or maybe they just feel they can do what they want, where they want

Dublin Airport isn't one of those places

SONNY MONKS21/02/2019 20:04:16
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I hope they ban them full stop.and a five thousand pounds fine to anyone caught flying them.

Bucksboy21/02/2019 20:17:26
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Oops, wrong thread.  Sorry 

 

 

Edited By Bucksboy on 21/02/2019 20:41:00

Edited By Bucksboy on 21/02/2019 20:41:38

Geoff Sleath21/02/2019 21:21:45
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Posted by Bucksboy on 21/02/2019 20:17:26:

Oops, wrong thread. Sorry

Edited By Bucksboy on 21/02/2019 20:41:00

Edited By Bucksboy on 21/02/2019 20:41:38

I thought it added a somewhat surreal atmosphere to the discussion

Geoff

Martin Harris21/02/2019 22:12:12
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Posted by SONNY MONKS on 21/02/2019 20:04:16:

I hope they ban them full stop.and a five thousand pounds fine to anyone caught flying them.

Let's hope not - we all fly drones according to the legal definition!

Steve J21/02/2019 22:22:17
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Yet another airport that hasn't invested in systems to detect and track small UAVs in it's ATZ and therefore has to shutdown when somebody sees a 'drone'.

Steve

Edited By Steve J on 21/02/2019 22:22:37

Daithi O Buitigh22/02/2019 00:49:40
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Nice thought Steve but I doubt if the Aer Corps has the funds (or the manpower). Their 'strength' (sic) is

2 CASA CN-235 (maritime patrol)
1 Learjet 45 (VIP/air ambulance)
1 Britten-Norman Defender (police support)
5 Cessna FR172H (surveillance)
6 Agusta-Westland AW139 (utility/ASR)
4 Eurocopter EC135 (2 military, 2 police support)
8 Pilatus PC-9 trainer/CAS)

3 Pilatus PC 12s on order to replace the Cessnas

and about 150 personnel

SR 7122/02/2019 00:54:27
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But did they see a drone ??? A lot of pilots have said they saw a drone when no one else has seen one

If your a pilot of a airliner landing surely you only have time for quick glances out of the cockpit

Just saying or thinking allowed??

Tom Sharp 222/02/2019 01:45:30
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I saw somewhere that the Gatwick drone was thought to have been operated by a disgruntled airport worker who knew where to hide.

Cuban822/02/2019 08:30:43
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Here we go again.........a 'confirmed' sighting of a drone by a pilot (confirmed by whom?). No photos, no video, no evidence of anyone seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity. Stock PR person from the airport repeating the usual line to camera. Quite frankly, there's more evidence for the existence of Yeti and Bigfoot.................wink.

Steve J22/02/2019 08:44:46
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 22/02/2019 01:45:30:

I saw somewhere that the Gatwick drone was thought to have been operated by a disgruntled airport worker who knew where to hide.

The Times earlier this week.

Steve

Steve J22/02/2019 08:50:39
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Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 22/02/2019 00:49:40:

I doubt if the Aer Corps has the funds (or the manpower).

It the airport that will have to spend the money and the airport ATC unit/police who would have to operate it.

Incidentally, this incident shows how effective exclusion zones around airports and systems for registering UAVs are in stopping people flying 'drones' near airports.

Steve

Cuban822/02/2019 09:49:59
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Posted by Martin Harris on 21/02/2019 22:12:12:
Posted by SONNY MONKS on 21/02/2019 20:04:16:

I hope they ban them full stop.and a five thousand pounds fine to anyone caught flying them.

Let's hope not - we all fly drones according to the legal definition!

I think that many of us believe that the 'definition' is simply a convenient legal fudge. Could have been much worse though without the efforts of BMFA and others.

Don Fry22/02/2019 10:01:00
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Bucksboy made the only commment to forward knowledge in his original post.

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Steve McIntosh22/02/2019 12:20:08
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As a retired police officer I know that the least reliable witness is an eye witness. Given the limited amount of time that an airline pilot has to acquire a drone visually and then register what it is surely it is extremely unlikely to be a drone.

SONNY MONKS22/02/2019 18:04:29
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supertigrefan,No not me pal,ive not been a public nuisance on any field,anywhere,you must have me mixed up with one of these drone flyers who may end up making it more difficult for us rc model plane flyers,and most of you will be moaning more if it does end up effecting us,Happy landings.

SONNY MONKS22/02/2019 18:14:18
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maybe ive misread your comment supertigrefan,but when it comes to fixed wing aircraft,drones,and quad copters,which are the market leaders i wonder!!

SONNY MONKS22/02/2019 18:14:52
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fixed wing,i bet,lol

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