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Started by StakludKar on Dec 20, 2018 10:10:42 AM
Generic multi purpose UK Christmas / Easter / Summer TRAVEL CHAOS THREAD
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thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 10:11:41 (#1 of 380)

Whatever happened to those surface to air missiles the government was certain were in the country and poised to be used at Heathrow?

Jacob_Richter - 20 Dec 2018 10:14:36 (#2 of 380)

<taps nose>

bossab2 - 20 Dec 2018 10:16:41 (#3 of 380)

I wonder which foreign power has its finger on the joystick?

Surely their should be patriot missiles based at UK airports to down errant toys ?

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 10:17:37 (#4 of 380)

Russia.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 10:17:56 (#5 of 380)

It's always Russia. In Tom Clancy novels anyway.

bossab2 - 20 Dec 2018 10:18:29 (#6 of 380)

North Korea has just told the Yanks to fuck off !

StakludKar - 20 Dec 2018 10:18:33 (#7 of 380)

Apparently Tokyo airport has a mega drone with a big net that patrols it's airspace scooping up mini drones, says someone who heard someone else

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 10:19:59 (#8 of 380)

I saw that in a documentary by Michael bay.

Moschops - 20 Dec 2018 10:21:00 (#9 of 380)

The police have drones don't they? Can't they take to the skies and engage these bandits in dogfights?

Agaliarept - 20 Dec 2018 10:23:05 (#10 of 380)

An ex school mate this morning on FB posted a joke post about how he had a good night flying his new drones around the airport but was disappointed how quiet it was. He "checked in" at Gatwick as well.

Wonder if he's going to get a call today?

bossab2 - 20 Dec 2018 10:23:45 (#11 of 380)

The local plod will have the drone equivalent of Ford Focus drones.

xDiggy - 20 Dec 2018 10:23:52 (#12 of 380)

These are presumably the same school of twat that shine laser pens at the cockpits of incoming aircraft. There's no bigger laff than endangering a plane load of people.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 10:25:00 (#13 of 380)

Weren't there protestors at Gatwick a couple of weeks ago or some court case or something this is likely related to?

RosyLovelady - 20 Dec 2018 11:04:16 (#14 of 380)

Aliens targeting Gatwick? Or just the Soviet invasion we've been waiting for since the 1950s?

Gotout - 20 Dec 2018 11:08:59 (#15 of 380)

police had not wanted to shoot the devices down because of the risk from stray bullets

I wonder what happened to all the stuff which was fired into the air during WW2? Did the authorities ever wonder about where it came down?

HoHoHoff - 20 Dec 2018 11:11:22 (#16 of 380)

They could have brought in the local skeet shooters instead. Far more chance of hitting the little drones and no chance of high velocity FMJ bullets flying around the vicinity.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 11:11:33 (#17 of 380)

There's a Darwin award where a man was killed from a bullet fired by himself into the air at a wedding.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 11:11:52 (#18 of 380)

Anyway I bet this is Russia

MoominChristmasMadness - 20 Dec 2018 11:20:49 (#19 of 380)

I must admit that crossed my mind.

HouseOfLametta - 20 Dec 2018 11:21:17 (#20 of 380)

Lots of people were killed in the Blitz (etc) by falling shot and, of course, crashing aeroplanes.

I don’t want to piss on Her Maj’s finest but I reckon there is essentially zero chance of bagging a drone with a rifle. Although it would be fun. Clay pigeon shooters, perhaps.

Surely the way you do it is by identifying the radio frequencies and tuning one of those massive transmitters to it?

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