Gatwick drone mystery

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Moose, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Moose

    Moose First Team

    So who and like WT actual F is going on?
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    It's all JC's fault. If only he hadn't lied.....
  3. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Could be, he is always droning on.

    See what I did there?
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  4. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Just emailed Amazon as my deliveries haven't arrived yet...they were due yesterday.
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  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Bloody Corbin again.
  6. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    A totally irresponsible thing to do, causing misery and heartbreak to many innocent people, I hope the person(s) responsible are caught and dealt with accordingly!
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  7. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Like so.
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  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Maybe close Gatwick for next 5 years.
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain


    (Stolen from Twitter)
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Good for emission targets and the North Norfolk Tourist Board. I'm in.
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    North Norfolk Digital?
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  12. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It would more sense to close Heathrow & double traffic into Gatwick.

    Given that I live closer to Heathrow.
  13. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Suspects so far in order of evilness.

    L*ton Airport
    A nerd in his bedroom
  14. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    A clear winner.
  15. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Airports are a disgrace at the best of times. Unwelcoming places that treat you like utter scum from the moment you arrive with charges for dropping off, then a big queue at check in followed by the utter horror that is security. Get past that lot in one piece and you're forced through an overpriced duty free shop that reeks of stale perfume, then into the worst of all places which is the waiting area, (normally full of shops you wouldn't p*ss on if they caught fire). Dare to venture into a food outlet and your wallet will be emptied by the time you exit with a coffee and a bap.
    Coming back through and passport control will treat you like the sh*t you are, then it's a lottery when your bags will turn up, (if at all). Even after all that there's the mini fake duty free shop just before you exit to really rub it in your face. Add to that getting there in the first place, parking charges and the mile long walks.

    Honestly, I could go on writing for an hour.

    I hate them with all my soul, and that's on a good trip. God only knows what those poor bast*rds at Gatwick are going through right now, I genuinely feel for them. It must be an absolute shocker to those who are with kids. Whoever's responsible needs a jail term and a bl**dy good kicking.
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  16. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Another one has just been spotted apparently.
  17. Moose

    Moose First Team

    I would like this twice if I could. They are like one of the rings of hell.

    Smaller airports are a lot less awful though.
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  18. Moose

    Moose First Team

    The Telegraph is blaming ‘eco-warriors’. On what evidence I know not.
  19. What a palaver. Surely the military have something to just shoot them down?
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  20. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I remember when eco-warriors were called Swampy and chained themselves to the nearest oak tree and wearing unwashed multi-coloured jumpers their nan knitted them.

    Now they own industrial drones worth £5k+...
  21. Moose

    Moose First Team

    The technology to catch a flying object does exist,
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  22. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Yes, but you are forgetting one thing. It’s the Telegraph reporting it and conveniently it’s people they don’t like. I whiff BS.
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Isn’t it more likely a Scooby Doo ‘damn kids fooling about’ scenario?
  24. They're lost in transit somewhere near Gatwick airport :D
  25. :cool:
    I wouldn't be surprised if you are not far from the truth
  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Hah! I'm waiting for the Daily Mail to confirm who is behind this. Immigrants I expect.
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  27. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    No, I think it's hamsters. They are NOT drones. It's Rodent Airways. They are entitled to go on package holiday's too.
  28. Moose

    Moose First Team

    We are now in the ‘everyone a drone expert’ phase.

    People droning on about what the Authorities should have done and the ineffectiveness of geofencing.

    It’s like the Winter Olympics when we all understand snowboard slopestyle for a week.
  29. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    I heard some poor souls were diverted to Lootown. Personally I'd prefer to take a chance and risk getting hit by a drone and dying in a fireball than go there.
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  30. Moose

    Moose First Team

  31. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Can anyone share a photo of these drones flying over the runway? Thanks in advance.
  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    This was one of the larger ones:

  33. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I know there's no proof either way, but worth considering the likely culprits:

    1. Eco warriors. They clearly want to stop planes, and have risked prison to halt/ divert planes in the past. Plus - it's a bit cold to lay on the tarmac in December.
    2. Third runway activists. The NIMBYs that don't want noise, despite choosing to leave near a loud airport for the cheaper house prices.
    3. A lone anarchist. A maverick. A rebel without a cause. They just want to watch the world burn, one delayed flight at a time muahahahaha.
    4. Russia. Would be an easy way to mess with us, make us look like a laughing stock and show us how vulnerable we are to even the most rudimentary tech.
  34. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Thanks for confirming you don’t know either. :)

    Please see my post above on the rush to blame ‘eco-warriors’.
  35. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Of course an 'eco-warrior' is not the same as an environmentalist, despite what the right-wing press would like you to believe.
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