Extinction Rebellion

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MDev
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Extinction Rebellion

Post by MDev » 31 May 2019, 13:18

I see that Extinction Rebellion are going to be carrying out a 'drone flying protest' at Heathrow, I assume they won't be registered, have insurance, be a member of BMFA or even hold a 'B certificate'! Little tinkers......

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Re: Extinction Rebellion

Post by Nigel Argall » 31 May 2019, 19:44

Interesting when the BBC's own business correspondent effectively rubbishes the legislation that we have all been moaning about! (this is from the BBC news website on the protest):

Analysis
By Theo Leggett, business correspondent

Sometimes it's important to be seen to be doing something. That may well be the case with the government's plans to combat drone misuse.

It had been planning action for some time - and had already held a major consultation on its proposals. Then came the dramas at Gatwick before Christmas.

So would the new measures have made any difference in that situation? Probably not. Flying a drone close to an airport was already illegal, under legislation passed last year. The problem there was actually finding those responsible.

But drone misuse is now a hot topic, so announcing these measures now, and widening the exclusion zone around airports, may help draw off some of the political flak.

Meanwhile the Home Office will "begin to test and evaluate the safe use of a range of counter-drone technology in the UK".

That may well be the wisest way forward. But critics are likely to ask why such testing wasn't already under way.

After all, the threat was a known one, and it seems the Army at least had access to that kind of technology.

Howard wise
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Re: Extinction Rebellion

Post by Howard wise » 31 May 2019, 20:33

What's the problem, under these new rules being forced upon us, the police will be able to go and arrest them, as the CAA database will have all their personal information, as they wouldn't dare fly them without registering first !!!!!
What a load of crap !!

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Re: Extinction Rebellion

Post by Cliff Evans » 01 Jun 2019, 00:53

Absolutely right Howard.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion

Post by MDev » 02 Jun 2019, 16:32

Might be a good oppotunity to point this out to the government, CAA, MEPs, MPs etc etc? We are not the problem!

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