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Old 8th Jan 2019, 17:43
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It would appear that the pilots of NPAS are in for a bit of retraining.

Yesterday in the House of Lords it was stated that helicopters are to be used to throw nets at drones.....

There was a lengthy discussion on drones and Gatwick and Baroness Sugg was apparently giving the skewed government view on the subject...... Bit of a House of Horrors of course..... as we know aircraft and helicopters prefer to land in the presence of drones but here we are with a Suggestion that includes nets .......tail rotors get together so well with stray bits of rope in the air.... mind blowing stuff.

Drones: Consultation Response - Statement (7 Jan 2019)

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords...copter#g2112.1

Baroness Sugg: ...is the need for a proper, layered response to incidents such as this. We have physical mitigations such as nets, which can be launched either from the ground up to a certain height or from a
helicopter if at a higher height, but obviously that can be effective only if it is in the vicinity of the drone. The other things that we need are protection and tracing in order to ensure that we are...
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 20:58
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It might be an idea to give each Lord a high viz vest and camping chair. They could then be dropped off at the perimeter fences at Gatwick and Heathrow airports. It would be one way to earn the £300 per day which they currently receive off the tax payers!!
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Only if they claim it. Not all do.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 21:55
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I was told recently that itís almost double that number, not including others who are unhappy and may be jumping ship..
It wouldn't surprise me.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 22:18
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Net guns!! don't our antipodean members have form Wazzing around low level in 500s with doors off, could be what the lady was thinking


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Old 9th Jan 2019, 10:20
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You don't need a net, just an MD500

oh dear, can't post a facebook link, just google "MD500 downs drone"
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 02:55
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Danger FFF......

No wonder the country's in the state it is ! Mind blowing far beyond belief ,it's not drones that needing netted .
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 19:54
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Is there a date for the P68 deliveries? Seems like they've been on order for years?
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 22:28
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In service by January 2020, according to this:
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/..._july_2018.pdf
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 22:52
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Their new hangar will be due for a refurb by then!
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 20:40
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Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
In service by January 2020, according to this:
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/..._july_2018.pdf
I won't comment on the delay to fixed wing aircraft and the obvious costs incurred in that delay but it looks from your link as though 11784 jobs were stood down before the arrival of the aircraft in just 7 months. Surely I've read that wrong: over 1600 jobs a month, 55 jobs a day. That can't be right, can it?
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 20:51
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That can't be right, can it?
Well they could being economical with the truth and it could be more.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 13:26
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Net guns!! don't our antipodean members have form Wazzing around low level in 500s with doors off, could be what the lady was thinking
https://youtu.be/bKWvsS-z9PU
In the UK, I expect that could only work somewhere like Unst, and only because it's "a long way from Gatwick".
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 01:29
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Originally Posted by helimutt View Post
ATPL,IR,MULTI,P1 EXPERIENCE, and they're paying £55k?
To be fair, you only require a CPL(H) IR and 500 hours P1, which is pretty low for the nature of Police Air Support. Sadly, thereís no real incentive for NPAS to increase their wages, as the likes of SAS, Babcock Onshore etc donít pay much more and do much less flying. The whole onshore world needs a shake up regarding pay, which will only happen when thereís a huge pilot shortage.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 20:28
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and 500 hours P1
That's overland, plus a requirement of "a significant proportion of low flying".

Can't think why they say that a type rating on MD 902 would qualify someone's NPAS don't have any anymore.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 15:23
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Babcock have private healthcare insurance (invaluable), loss of licence and many other benefits, including a small annual bonus. That package is worth a few grand.
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