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embayweather
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Well it says a lot about the authorities abililty to control rogue drone pilots when one group is even advertising in advance that it plans to disrupt Heathrow flights.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48470623

It begs the question whether any of the new rules and registration etc is going to make one jot of difference to those who wish to fly illegally. I think it also says a lot about the authorities ability to stop them, even with the apparent threat of a life sentence.

Where should we take regulation now? No doubt down an even darker passage!
6-1 04:05
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ALABAMA
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Pretty stupid to do it,  much less advertise it.
6-1 05:30
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6-1 08:30
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Manxmann
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The Arabs can shoot down a US drone,  but authorities can't control drones at Heathrow ??  Yeah,  really ?  Do you believe it ?
6-27 01:13
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solentlife
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C'mon ... bit of reality needed here.

Roads have speed limits and autorities try to enforce even to having cameras. But people still do it.

Its illegal to commit murder - but it still happens.

With regard to advertising disruption of an airports working - that in itself is an act that will cause problems - even without actually flying any drones. I recall another advertised action was made - but didn't happen - caused enough trouble though.
That in my honest opinion is the aim of advertising it ... cause disruption even if not intending to actually do it.

Singapore Changi is latest I read to have threats of Drone flights ....  
6-27 02:50
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solentlife Posted at 6-27 02:50
C'mon ... bit of reality needed here.

Roads have speed limits and autorities try to enforce even to having cameras. But people still do it.

I believe you are quite correcxt. Why actually risk flying a drone when you can be certain that a published threat to do so will result in airport authorities going into Overreaction Overload.
6-27 14:49
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solentlife
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Tks G ....

The world is a crazy place ...
6-27 23:16
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solentlife Posted at 6-27 02:50
C'mon ... bit of reality needed here.

Roads have speed limits and autorities try to enforce even to having cameras. But people still do it.

In post-9/11 America, one does not even need to build a bomb and detonate it. One need only phone in a bomb threat. Several of our schools were shut down for the day due to false telephoned bomb threats.
6-28 10:23
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solentlife
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Mark Weiss Posted at 6-28 10:23
In post-9/11 America, one does not even need to build a bomb and detonate it. One need only phone in a bomb threat. Several of our schools were shut down for the day due to false telephoned bomb threats.

That was happening well before 9/11 .....

Europoort (Rotterdam) 1980's ............... call went in saying terrorist in an oil terminal .... you can guess the rest.
In fact security has stayed tight since that day.

1970 - at my school ... kid was expelled ... he phoned in ... we spent most of the day on the playing field while police / Fire Service searched the buildings. Nothing found.
He was standing outside fence watching ...

Those are two that I know of ... must be countless others.
6-29 01:25
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embayweather
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As it turned out nothing happened, as Sollentlife and others pointed out, all you have do do is threaten something and it can do as much damage.
6-29 03:56
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