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Drone versus Flybe inbound to NQY

Old 11th Aug 2016, 15:46
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Drone versus Flybe inbound to NQY

BBC Radio 4 reporting at lunchtime a near miss by a drone flyers on a Purple Propeller wagon . Paper bags again or a real problem? Anyone heard anything?
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 15:57
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It's all over Radio Cornwall at the moment and on a thread in the Airports forum but don't know how real it is. BTW it was the multi-coloured Danish prop wagon not the purple one, although the BBC's stock photo shows a Cessna 152!
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 17:16
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so i wonder how the hell a drone kept up with the plane? was it a racing drone? theyve been clocked at 100mph. mine will max out at 40-45mph in sport mode.

so whats the real truth here? people seeing things or making rubbish up?
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It was reported by the pilot at being at around the same altitude of the aircraft (900feet) 2 miles from the aerodrome.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 18:36
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Originally Posted by helimutt View Post
so i wonder how the hell a drone kept up with the plane?
None of the reports specify that the drone was on the same course as the aircraft.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 10:51
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was it a racing drone? theyve been clocked at 100mph. mine will max out at 40-45mph in sport mode.

Wow; add to either of these the ground speed of an a/c, ranging from 100kts to 280kts, and I would expect some serious damage to the a/c.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 11:03
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This topic is pointless without knowing whether the drone was travelling in the same direction as the aircraft, the opposing direction or across the path - and were the two on a collision course or merely in proximity.
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
This topic is pointless without knowing whether the drone was travelling in the same direction as the aircraft, the opposing direction or across the path - and were the two on a collision course or merely in proximity.
The Flybe aircraft wasn't hit, and there is no suggestion that it had to take avoiding action, so we're talking about proximity rather than a collision course.
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It was reported by the pilot at being at around the same altitude of the aircraft (900feet) 2 miles from the aerodrome.
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Visible at 2nm? Wow, how big was it or how hawk-eyed are the crew. I wonder if they were in Class E airspace and the drone pilot was on a VFR 'see & avoid' routing?
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs
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AD elevation 390ft. Wanna reassess that statement?
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I think it means it happened 2 miles from the airport..

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Old 12th Aug 2016, 22:02
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Visible at 2nm? Wow, how big was it or how hawk-eyed are the crew. I wonder if they were in Class E airspace and the drone pilot was on a VFR 'see & avoid' routing?
Think from what I read, and from what the ATCO posted, both drone and aircraft were 2miles from the airport.
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Originally Posted by Cows definitely bigger than at 900ft AAL...
AD elevation 390ft. Wanna reassess that statement?
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