Looks like more drone trouble in the United Kingdom skies. Just over a month after a temporary DJI drone ban in the UK, it looks like some rogue drone pilots have gone and mucked up the holidays for one of London’s largest airports.
According to reports from the Gatwick Airport (LGW), the airfield was closed from Wednesday evening until at least early Thursday afternoon thanks to not one, but two drone sightings.
All flights into and out of Gatwick have continued to remain suspended as the airport reports appears to be a “deliberate attempt to disrupt flights.”
No indication on the types of drones used or possible motives, besides just mucking up the holidays for everyone. The UK Civil Aviation Authority has gone on to kindly remind all drone owners and operators that it is “totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment.”