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Re: Anyone have audio from Gatwick drone incident yesterday? (12/19/18)
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 09:38:18 AM »

Unfortunately it is against the law to monitor the air band in the UK and other European countries. It's sad.

Gatwick is still closed as I'm writing this so I hope they catch the operator(s) soon!

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Gatwick drone pilot 'could be insider'
The drone attack that caused chaos at Gatwick before Christmas was carried out by someone with knowledge of the airport's operational procedures, the airport has said.
A Gatwick chief told BBC Panorama the drone's pilot "seemed to be able to see what was happening on the runway".
Sussex Police told the programme the possibility an "insider" was involved was a "credible line" of inquiry.
About 140,000 passengers were caught up in the disruption.The runway at the UK's second busiest airport was closed for 33 hours between 19 and 21 December last year - causing about 1,000 flights to be cancelled or delayed.
The first sighting of the drone was at 21:03 GMT on 19 December but it was not until 05:57 GMT on 21 December that flights resumed with an aircraft landing.

Gatwick says it repeatedly tried to reopen the runway but on each occasion the drone reappeared.

Airport protocol mandates that the runway be closed if a drone is present.
In his first interview since the incident, Gatwick's chief operating officer, Chris Woodroofe, told Panorama: "It was clear that the drone operators had a link into what was going on at the airport."

Mr Woodroofe, who was the executive overseeing the airport's response to the attack - the "gold commander" - also said that whoever was piloting the drone could either see what was happening on the runway, or was following the airport's actions by eavesdropping on radio or internet communications.
And whoever was responsible for the attack had "specifically selected" a drone which could not be seen by the DJI Aeroscope drone detection system that the airport was testing at the time, he added.