Drones near airports are grounding flights and leaving people miserable, but can we actually find a way to stop them?
20 March 2019
By Chris Stokel-Walker
GATWICK. Heathrow. Newark. Dubai. Dublin. In the past four months, airports have been brought to a standstill by the sight of drones hovering above runways. Last week, rules came into force in the UK that make it illegal to fly drones within 5 kilometres of an airport. But is there anything more we can do to stop them becoming a weaponised nuisance?
The drone sightings all resulted in the immediate grounding of flights due to fears that a collision could cause …