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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:05
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Offering encouragement and more and better viewing areas to plane spotters and photo enthusiasts would be a plus. Such people have more to offer than might be first apparent. They are potentially in the best situation to discover and report anything abnormal. There are occasional reports where security personal have come down very heavily on such people even when they are outside of the airport boundaries. Happily the security blokes on 'our patch' are usually tolerant of the long lens brigade.

What to do if a drone is spotted? Well, that's the real challenge. Find the operator and you have solved two problems. Here again, the more observers, the better the chances of seeing something suspicious.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:10
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Put a £5 deposit on plastic bags, so they won't be blowing around and getting reported as drones.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 17:30
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If a few geese or other similar sized birds are seen around an airport, the airport doesn’t get closed, instead a NOTAM is issued to warn us about birds.

Why then do they close airports because someone thought their friend might have seen or heard a drone??

Yes, private and personal drones need to be banned - there is too much risk of abuse both with airports and prisons - and the others should be licenced and regulated, but let’s keep it in proportion? Or is the worry that they might carry explosives?



As I understand it,most drones don't fly much above 400 feet,so I would propose that a wall say,500 feet high should be built around the airport perimeter.As drones are developed further,and are able to fly higher,it would be easy to add further courses of bricks. So simple,I'm surprised someone hasn't thought of such a thing before.Perhaps Donald could arrange the finance ?
Did nobody realise ex82watcher was joking?
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 17:59
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Good thinking, but what about the aeroplanes wanting to land?
Time to resurrect the conveyor belt idea (just quietly)
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 18:31
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Call me a traditionalist, but I have never encountered any problem in life that could NOT be solved by the Mossberg 590 pistol-grip shotgun, alternately loaded with Slugs and Double-Nought 00 shells.

I fully accept that some kind of net or lighter loads might be more useful for drones, but the 590 has to remain the starting point.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 19:59
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[QUOTE=er340790;10356246]Call me a traditionalist, but I have never encountered any problem in life that could NOT be solved by the Mossberg 590 pistol-grip shotgun, alternately loaded with Slugs and Double-Nought 00 shells.

I fully accept that some kind of net or lighter loads might be more useful for drones, but the 590 has to remain the starting point. [/QUOTE

Maybe arm spotters with them? You’d obviously make sure you did a check of their drivers licence and passport before doling out Mossys for security reasons.

But building a Drone wall is far more practical.

Good reasons:
*Enhance airfield privacy.
*Banksy wouldn’t be able to help himself.
*Noise complaints reduced by about 34%
*Easier navigation for crews.
*Sell the Banksied sections to recover the cost.

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Old 9th Jan 2019, 20:15
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The 500ft perimeter wall just needs to be flooded with concrete. ALL the buildings needed by an airport, and parking can be inside this bunker. Aircraft land on the roof.
reduces the footprint of the airport, and puts them out of drones harms way
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 20:51
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Surprised Boris hasn't popped up yet to say "if you'd built my airport in the Thames Estuary this would damned well never have happened..."
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 23:03
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Well spotted uplinker;As the original post was made with tongue firmly in cheek (I hope),I decided to post in-kind.However,if there is active recruitment for 'passive aggressive grannies and concerned citizens freely roaming airfields',I might be persuaded to volunteer.OTOH,I'm not a bad amateur brick-layer if anyone in authority takes my idea seriously.

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Old 10th Jan 2019, 02:49
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Originally Posted by Hydromet View Post
You need to find the people who are operating these drones. I propose a squad of volunteer drone pilots, on call to fly their drones looking for the operators whenever illegal drones are reported. Simples.
How does one distinguish between legal & illegal drones, some form of IFF?
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 04:49
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Instead of a 500ft wall, I propose Underground Runways could be the answer!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 06:34
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Originally Posted by ricardian View Post
How does one distinguish between legal & illegal drones, some form of IFF?
Details, details.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 07:00
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Unfortunately it’s becoming harder to tell the spoof suggestions from the real ones!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 07:21
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Unfortunately it’s becoming harder to tell the spoof suggestions from the real ones!
Anyone who has any serious suggestions would be better off posting them in the thread currently running in R&N.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 07:56
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How to stop a drone.

Catch illegal operators. or
Disrupt controls between operator and machine without hazard to aviation. (technology available?), or
Disrupt electrics and electronics on the drone without hazard to aviation. (technology available?), or
Shoot or otherwise bring down.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 15:22
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Anyone who has any serious suggestions would be better off posting them in the thread currently running in R&N.
Unfortunately the MODs have Closed the above thread again!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 20:31
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Originally Posted by Out Of Trim View Post
Instead of a 500ft wall, I propose Underground Runways could be the answer!
Flightgear simulator used to do that, it needed a steep climbout from EGSC! The runway was about 100ft BGL, although the surrounding grass was about right at 15ft ASL. Haven't tried it for years since getting UAVs though, they're more fun.


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Old 11th Jan 2019, 10:20
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To help take offs and landings the wall could have roller doors fitted - like my garage - operated from within the cockpit by a remote control - Simples
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 10:38
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Originally Posted by Out Of Trim View Post
Unfortunately the MODs have Closed the above thread again!
The mods seem to have done that after the OP started contributing to the debate over in R&N, may just be a coincidence.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 10:45
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the wall could have roller doors fitted
already in use at Hamburg airport - albeit in Minutureland
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