We have to find a way to stop drones disrupting airports

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24132221-800-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

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 …