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  1. Meher Gara on January 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    A tremendous work done by @VASAviation that I can’t ignore … thank you from a tour / aviation fan ! and keep up the great work and happy holidays.

  2. GANSTE on January 2, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Today still no proof of any drone confirmed from uk police…just ask yourself some questions…

  3. Citricut2 on January 2, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Mfw police is not even sure there were drones at all. No seriously why does Gatwick keep on closing upon fake drone reports? There has to be something else to it

  4. VCP / MAS_ pilot on January 2, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Heard there were 2 arrests correct?

  5. muziekklas on January 2, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    That is why the model aircraf hobby is vanishing slowly, due to idiots who think it is a game and put a lot of people in danger… Due to those idiots goverments are forced to limit our freedom flying our model aircrafts… It is so sad…

  6. guntram5 on January 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Benny Hill tune missing

  7. gatekeeper65 on January 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    They need to make the penalties equal to the amount it costs every single passenger affected, every last bit it costs the airlines, and the airport, per incident, payable upon conviction. Inability to pay should bring mandatory jail time. Maybe, just maybe, that might deter anyone stupid enough to risk the lives of thousands of passengers. If it’s minors, their parents should be held responsible, maybe that would make them keep tabs on what their beyond useless offspring are up to.

  8. Zach Abel on January 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    There should be a drone shooter job at airports

  9. Hans5958 on January 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    when a drone boi shuts down a island airspace

  10. CAESARbonds on January 2, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    And because of such clowns some drones are now illegal or one needs a drone pilot license.
    This is why one can’t have nice things

  11. SonOfZeusGaming on January 2, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    No seriously…. in this case… Am totally in favor of some AA fire on them

  12. Cissy2cute on January 2, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Even grownups can’t be trusted anymore with these techy toys. Prison for whoever is behind this, no matter where they play their games.

  13. pepperonization on January 2, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    People needs to be more responsible for themselves, like comeon! =(

  14. Mark G on January 2, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Now latest is there never was a drone lol just a person said they thought they saw one.

  15. jasper arellano on January 2, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Im waiting for this one thanks

  16. GoodToCU on January 2, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    A Cessna 560 crashed in football field in Atlanta, GA, yesterday.

  17. Edmund Aucena on January 2, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Apparent drone sighting at LHR now, will we get a video similar to this VAS?

  18. Samuel Carvalho on January 2, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Two people have now been arrested in connection of the drone disruption. 47 year old male and 54 year old female.

    I hope a serious and long punishment is coming their way if found guilty.

  19. 8492 FPV on January 2, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Gotta hand it to them, shutting down a major airport for over a day with a couple of multirotors is very impressive

  20. Barry Kelly on January 2, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Something a bit fishy about this whole drone situation.

    Latest news is that there possibly wasn’t a drone at all.

    Seems like there’s more to this.

  21. J.C. Nelson on January 2, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Seriously ridiculous. Give those drone pilots prison time and show everyone else what’ll happen. Bad enough that the Aeromexico flight actually hit one, it can only get worse if they keep seeing no consequences

  22. ratgreen on January 2, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Worth noting this EXACT scenario has happened before at gatwick before.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdfVIdsufI8
    They obviously did nothing to prevent this from happening again. Pathetic. All I can say is thankfully it didnt have a bomb strapped to it, which it easily could have.

  23. BIGBLOCK5022006 on January 2, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Here in the States that jackass would have the FBI, Homeland Security, and the FAA kicking their door down. Interfering with flights at a airport can be a felony.

  24. Maher Abaza on January 2, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Hello VASAviation!
    I want to just suggest this possible future video:
    There was some really nasty thick fog in Queen Alia Intl airport (OJAI) in Amman, Jordan, on the 22nd of December in the early morning. I’m sure you can see some playback from FR24, but I’m not sure if you can get an ATC feed from somewhere.
    There were holdings everywhere and diversions for over 3 hours.
    Just a suggestion 😄
    Been watching for a couple of years I guess, great work on all your videos man, all the way from Jordan ❤

  25. msnpassjan2004 on January 2, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    So they arrest a guy who was at work during the chaos.
    Am I the only one who thinks this is fishy?

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/22/gatwick-drone-identities-arrested-couple-revealed/

  26. VASAviation - on January 2, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Since monitoring air band is not allowed within the UK, many of you asked me to do some kind of video from Gatwick – whatever. I spent nearly 5 hours editing this timelapse and importing all flights one by one into our brand new radar simulator.
    *May this video be to congratulate all pilots and controllers for their awesome job during these tough days. Thank you also to airport operators, ramp crews, flight dispatchers… who work hard so that passengers would suffer the smallest possible delay. Flights diverted, flights cancelled… Well done!*

  27. luuk341 on January 2, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Anti drone LASER’s when? I know LASERS are generally a no go at airports. But I reckon that trained operators could do so safely.
    A Laser is accurate, wont harm anything in the long run since it doesnt fire a projectile, it will neutralize a drone quickly and likely without the operator knowing what even happened and I just love the idea of airports being equiped with anti drone LASER turrets lol!

  28. House 2 House on Vinyl on January 2, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Completely in support of the drone flyers, live and let live I say, people should be able to fly their drone wherever they want, sheeple brainwashed by big business and flying companies that they are paranoid about drones near airports

  29. Zach Abel on January 2, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Oof

  30. temporary_name on January 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Whoever did this should be rewarded for making the police think and prepare for such threats. It might have been a terrorist attack but it was just a surprise security check.

  31. Jay Wyatt on January 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Uk air band is allowed! I’ve worked at LHR for the past 10 years and see people who record live inbound/outbound flights with coving ATC chatter. You’ve only got to look on YouTube and you’ll see.

  32. Tobias Mathes on January 2, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    It’s really a pity that some irresponsible douchebags have to ruin the drone flying for everybody else. It’s time for some proper legislation; drone license (mandotory hours + legal introdruction, like a real (european) drivers license), no buying drones without license, drone registration and drone insurance. Probably an installed identifier beacon in drones would be useful as well.

  33. Gordon Wong VH-OEG on January 2, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Maybe they should tame a few eagles or seagulls to deal with drones

  34. satyris410 on January 2, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Absolutely beautiful visualisation, thanks also to you for your awesome job and working so hard, who would have thought that data could be so pretty. Well, having spent time on r/dataisbeautiful, you get to appreciate the art that are well visualised data. You should submit this work there, keep up the good work and thank you once again

  35. Tea Garden on January 2, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Because life is not fair they will only get up to five years in prison. Despite what they had done was premeditated attempted murder even if it was a joke.

  36. Rocketpax on January 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    VASAviation usually does a great service of presenting facts for various situations so I was bummed that there has been no follow up to this incident. There still seems to be exactly zero evidence of any actual drone activity here. Cops, military, gobs of media with bazzilion dollar cameras, and not a single picture.

  37. gomphrena -beautiful flower- on January 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    This is upsetting. Tests have been done to prove what damage can be done to the leading edge of wings. What could happen if a drone deflects to a passenger window at such speeds? The SWA passenger killed by uncontained engine failure comes to mind. Or possible breakage of the pilots’ windscreens and I hate to even imagine that.
    It begs the question: what can airlines and GA do???

  38. Julian Zielke on January 2, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    2:12 diverting? fck this, I’m going to Scotland. xD

  39. Scott Lilley on January 2, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    What a mess

  40. Komandor Bentus on January 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I was sure, you will do something about this. And I am not dissapointed. 🙂

  41. Pat McDermott on January 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Both persons arrested by police were released today and were stated NOT to be involved in any further enquiries! One damaged drone found in the vicinity of the airport general area exact location unknown.

  42. Robert DJI - Pilot on January 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    so what type of drones were they?

  43. Salathiel Sampaio Colen on January 2, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Please, the audio of the flight, Latam 8084, Guarulhos to London, that by electric pane had to land in Confins.

  44. David Kozin on January 2, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    I think similar to using green lasers to dazzle pilots, operating these drones near an airfield is tantamount to a life threatening act that could result in a mass killing.
    I love using drones. Smart operators use them to explore and they wi suffer if broad laws against drones result from.act like this.
    When passengers, many already unsettled by going up 32000ft, are going to have additional fear and as noted pilots and crews responsible for lives should mot have man made anti commercial air "weapons" as an extra risk.
    I am a liberal electronic loving and beleive terrorism laws have been misued, but when people are really.threatened, just like dazzling pilot cocklits with lazers, the prosecution should be heavy

  45. Max Cheng on January 2, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    I wonder if there’s any law for punishing that in UK. In Taiwan, things like this could land you a fine up to TW$3 million, roughly US$100K, and jail time. I hope whoever caused that gets more then that

  46. C.J. T on January 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Soooo, why Gatwick? If the intention was cause mass disruption LHR would be the obvious choice. Unless it’s just a couple of fucktards, who live close to Gatwick and thought that it would be fun to ruin peoples X-mas. Glad to hear that 2 people got nicked over this. Hopefully they will be thoroughly flogged or drawn and quartered. Merry Christmas.

  47. Jonathan Gibson on January 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Great video and quite mesmerising!

  48. Austin Rebello on January 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    They should just have a shoot on sight policy for drones violating airport airspace. That is the least of the penalty for the owners as well.

  49. Elle on January 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    thankyou for keeping our skies safe. all A.T.C’s security and crews. blessings to all of you xx

  50. Ray G on January 2, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Millions spent on full body scanners, explosive detection kit, home and security forces, and a knob with a $50 drone can close an entire airport. Public floggings need to be revisited.

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