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    Default 'Drones' flying over Gatwick

    This was reported hours ago, but checking Twitter turns out its still ongoing. Are these actually drones or a possible alien incursion?

    Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings halt flights - BBC News

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    Ha ha, yeah the aliens are here.

    No, they just can't find out who was doing it and they have to make sure everything is clear before they start flights again. It seems overkill but I guess safety is paramount.

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    With lots of people there at the time, surely there would have been endless phone footage posted online. I've found nothing of the sort.

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    You can't easily film a drone with a phone. For a start they could be anywhere round the perimeter, which is a huge area and not always easily accessible. Also, the drones were operating at quite a height, hence why they were a danger to flights, so it would be almost impossible to get one on a phone camera. Plus, the reports I saw were from the middle of the night, which would definitely preclude any photos. So a lack of photos or film is not proof that there weren't any drones.

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    Earlier i saw a news report, cant remember if it was ITV or BBC now, where 'drone footage' was captured during the day. it didnt look like it came from a phone/smartphone.

    There's more to this story than just drones flying around.

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    All that disruption!

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    Earlier i saw a news report, cant remember if it was ITV or BBC now, where 'drone footage' was captured during the day. it didnt look like it came from a phone/smartphone.

    There's more to this story than just drones flying around.
    "Drone footage" is film taken FROM a drone though isn't it, not OF a drone. And I thought you said there would be loads of footage from phones. So what was the "drone footage" then?

    It's obviously people playing silly buggers with drones, for whatever reason.

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    All that disruption!
    Yes, it's ruined things for a lot of people.

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    They're saying it could be anti-airport environmentalists, which makes sense. They just haven't found the person or persons responsible yet. The drone keeps reappearing every time they are about to open the airport so whoever it is wants as much disruption as possible, the bastard(s).

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