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Gatwick drones: Man and woman from Crawley held

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46658868

A 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman from Crawley are being questioned in connection with multiple drone sightings that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill.

Flights were grounded for more than 36 hours when drones were first spotted close to the runway on Wednesday night.
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Unfortunately anyone can buy these things & how they use them is up to them. This sort of misuse only succeeds in forcing further restrictions on hobbyists who have no ill intent.
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46658868

A 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman from Crawley are being questioned in connection with multiple drone sightings that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill.

Flights were grounded for more than 36 hours when drones were first spotted close to the runway on Wednesday night.
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Unfortunately anyone can buy these things & how they use them is up to them. This sort of misuse only succeeds in forcing further restrictions on hobbyists who have no ill intent.

Drones should be banned... and these two should face federal prosecution and extended jail time.
 

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And green laser pointers.

Well, laser pointers are outrageous. It's quick draw from the hip or done, that's America. But why green?
 

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Well, laser pointers are outrageous. It's quick draw from the hip or done, that's America. But why green?

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/420214/the-danger-of-green-laser-pointers/

The Danger Of Green Laser Pointers
Cheap green laser pointers can emit dangerous levels of infrared radiation, according to an investigation carried out by physicists in the US.
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When all else fails, try The Google. Nothing can hide from it.

The hazard is eye damage to those on the receiving end of the green light.
 

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No, only assault drones. The ones with fins and scary stickers.

Those that support drones should have limitations of their free speech put in place...
 
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