We have to find a way to stop drones disrupting airports

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    We have to find a way to stop drones disrupting airports

    Drones near airports are grounding flights and leaving people miserable, but can we actually find a way to stop them?



    Technology



    20 March 2019

    Gatwick Airport

    Drone sightings disrupted flights at Gatwick Airport last year

    Jeremy Selwyn / Evening Standard / eyevine

    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 …

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