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...............well it won't be long before we are told it's over-manned and there need to be redundancies........

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There are several references to Gatwick in this thread. Having seen how easily Gatwick was brought to a complete halt for many hours, by an idiot with a drone; it really does make you wonder how prepared Ronaldsway are, to deal with such an incident.

 

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40 minutes ago, Gee Cee said:

There are several references to Gatwick in this thread. Having seen how easily Gatwick was brought to a complete halt for many hours, by an idiot with a drone; it really does make you wonder how prepared Ronaldsway are, to deal with such an incident.

 

To be fair the airport deals with such things all the time, it's called the weather. Whole/large chunks of days are sometimes lost due to wind or fog and the next day the backlogs are cleared, people grumble and life goes on. We're not busy enough for anything to have a significant impact.

Apart from a radar past it's sell by date finally breaking down maybe.....  

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1 hour ago, Gee Cee said:

There are several references to Gatwick in this thread. Having seen how easily Gatwick was brought to a complete halt for many hours, by an idiot with a drone; it really does make you wonder how prepared Ronaldsway are, to deal with such an incident.

 

it isn't 1 man and 1 drone,  could be 1 man and multiple drones , it would have had to land hours ago for batteries and plod could have just followed it home.  there is likely more to this than the usual knobhead.

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30 minutes ago, WTF said:

it isn't 1 man and 1 drone,  could be 1 man and multiple drones , it would have had to land hours ago for batteries and plod could have just followed it home.  there is likely more to this than the usual knobhead.

At least they’ve sent a team in now to shoot them down. Don’t know why they didn’t think of that at 3am this morning. 

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29 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

At least they’ve sent a team in now to shoot them down. Don’t know why they didn’t think of that at 3am this morning. 

if the drone has a cannister containing an airborne poison on it you don't really want to put holes in it.   there was a video on  youtube a few weeks back about a helicopter blowing a drone down into the sea that was filming something or other it shouldn't have been.    the big question after the fact was was it actually legal for the heli pilot to do this as even small unmanned aircraft are considered aircraft in the eyes of the law and endangering another aircraft is an offence.   the heli pilot may be facing charges,  not really what the law intended at a guess but the way it is written doesn't allow this.  this drone crap is a new thing and legislation wasn't written with them in the picture.

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

On average 2 people die in puerto rico each year from falling bullet injuries. Not sure where they are fired from.

I’m guessing Puerto Rico.

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I wonder how much the DOI Minister’s “proposed” drone security system for Ronaldsway is going to cost us.  

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Rather large sizeable area of exclusion.

 

The exclusion zone around Ronaldsway spans an area between Grenaby farm, Santon head and Colby and includes the whole of Castletown, Scarlett and Langness.

That means the restrictions cover the whole of the Southern 100 course.

In order for drones to operate legitimately in the restricted area, the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration (IOM CAA) will, where appropriate, issue permissions, subject to the agreement of airport chiefs.

Drones are also not permitted near the prison.

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30 minutes ago, Gizo said:

Rather large sizeable area of exclusion.

 

The exclusion zone around Ronaldsway spans an area between Grenaby farm, Santon head and Colby and includes the whole of Castletown, Scarlett and Langness.

That means the restrictions cover the whole of the Southern 100 course.

In order for drones to operate legitimately in the restricted area, the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration (IOM CAA) will, where appropriate, issue permissions, subject to the agreement of airport chiefs.

Drones are also not permitted near the prison.

the prison no fly zone is only around 100 metres from the exterior wall.

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