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London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones

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So someone has been buzzing around the restricted zone and effectively closed the airport for nigh on 24 hours. On the presumption that this isn't a mis-identified plastic bag or something why would it be a knee-jerk reaction?

If someone can close down an airport this easily and cheaply why shouldn't we have some tighter regulations?

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Because if someone wants to shut down an airport regulations won't stop them.

At most. banning drones would force them to build drones that are harder to detect and stop than off the shelf commercial gear.... and much better at getting really really close to an aircraft.

Do you really want to do that?

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