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Weekly Roundup, Good Friday 19 April 2019

The evolution of the Qantas logo.  One of our favorite airlines and logos.  See article below on “changing the paint job”. Good morningI hope your Good Friday is off to a good start, and your Easter Weekend will be spent most pleasantly, including, for the Christians among our readers, some extra time pondering and being thankful for our salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus.If this was New Zealand, we’d all be on holiday today (and also Monday), but, alas, here in the US, most of us are prob...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, New York, Science, London, Scotland, China, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, David, Britain, Paris, Italy


London airport drone attack may have been an inside job, police say

The drone incursion that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at London's Gatwick Airport last December could have been an inside job, according to British police.
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Gatwick drone chaos may have been an inside job, police say

The drone incursion that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at London's Gatwick Airport last December could have been an inside job, according to British police.
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Gatwick drone attack may have been an inside job, police say

The drone incursion that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at London's Gatwick Airport last December could have been an inside job, according to British police.
Tags: London, Cnn, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport


Police: Gatwick drone attack may have been an inside job

The drone incursion that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at London's Gatwick Airport last December could have been an inside job, according to British police.
Tags: London, News, Gatwick, Stories, Gatwick Airport


Gatwick drone attacks that shut down airport were an 'inside job'

The drone operator could be eavesdropping on radio or internet communications, Gatwick Airport's chief operating officer has suggested [Author: Ryan Wilkinson, Tiffany Lo]
Tags: UK News, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Ryan Wilkinson, Tiffany Lo, Ryan Wilkinson Tiffany Lo


Gatwick drone attack could have been inside job, say police

Perpetrator was familiar with airport’s operations, according to BBC PanoramaThe drone attack that brought Gatwick airport to a standstill last December could have been an “inside job”, according to police, who said the perpetrator may have been operating the drone from within the airport.Sussex police told BBC Panorama that the fact an insider may have been behind the attack was “treated as a credible line of enquiry from the earliest stages of the police response”. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Crime, UK News, Bbc, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Transport policy, Business Travel, Gatwick Airport, Sussex, BBC Panorama, Drones (non-military


MoD plonks down £2m on table in exchange for anti-drone tech ideas

Slingshots? Hawks? Anything that will stop airports grounding planes during holibobs, really With one eye on the pre-Chrimbo debacle at Gatwick Airport, the Ministry of Defence has flung £2m at a "counter drone" fund to address the "threat to national security" posed by remote-controlled aircraft.…
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Businessman detained at Gatwick over anti-Brexit badge

A businessman claims he was detained at Gatwick Airport after refusing to remove an anti-Brexit badge.
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The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports

In December 2018, drone sightings shut down Gatwick Airport in London and left more than 100,000 passengers stranded. Three months after this major incident, the UK government has decided to expand drone no-fly zones around all major airports. From now on, instead of 0.6 miles (1km), it will be illegal to fly a drone within […] The post The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, London, News, Drone, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Anti-drone, Drone Ban


St. Lucia free flights

Today is International Women’s Day , and Virgin Holidays is celebrating by giving away free flights to St. Lucia, the only country in the world to be named after a woman. The catch is — your name must be either Lucy or Lucia. The travel company is offering four pairs of round-trip Virgin Atlantic tickets from London’s Gatwick Airport to St. Lucia. To qualify, you just need to have the right name on your passport. Three Virgin Holidays consultants named Lucy went to St. Lucia in advance of the ...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, St Lucia, Gatwick Airport, Lucy, International Women's Day, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays, All, Metro, Saint Lucia, Lucia, Joe Thompson, St Lucie, Free Flights


Red Cat wants to track drone flight data on the blockchain

Red Cat, a startup that wants to store drone flight data on the blockchain to guarantee immutability, announced the second Beta of its drone data platform today. Jeff Thompson, CEO of Red Cat says in 2017 he was looking at what was holding back the commercial drone business and the need for a black-box kind of system became apparent to him. The so-called black box is really a flight recorder that tracks data about a flight. He believed he could create a platform to reproduce this capability for ...
Tags: Startups, TC, UK, London, Tech, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Blockchain, Puerto Rico, Thompson, Black Box, Jeff Thompson, Red Cat


Passengers and crew quarantined at London Gatwick after becoming sick mid-flight

A flight from Barbados to London's Gatwick Airport was met by authorities on arrival in the British capital after passengers and crew reported feeling unwell mid-flight.
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UK: Blaze at Tesla service center under control

LONDON (AP) — Fire officials say they’ve brought a fire at a Tesla service center near London’s Gatwick Airport under control. No one was hurt. The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the service center on Saturday morning, finding the building “well alight.” Some 50 firefighters and eight fire engines were scrambled […]
Tags: UK, London, News, Tesla, Ap, Nation, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service


Dublin Airport briefly shut down over a drone sighting at the runway

Dublin Airport was shut down briefly on Thursday because of a drone flying over the airfield. The airport tweeted at 11:56 a.m. local time saying they had suspended all flights due to a "confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield." Eight minutes later they re-opened the runway and flights resumed. The disruption is the latest in a string of drone sightings causing disruption at major airports. Gatwick Airport was closed for 32 hours in December 2018. London Heathrow and Dubai airports wer...
Tags: UK, London, Trends, Dublin Airport, Italy, Gatwick, Dubai, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow, airfield Ireland


UK’s extended 5km airport drone ‘no-fly’ zones in force next month

The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March 13. Anyone caught and convicted of flying a drone inside the restricted zones could face a fine and years in prison. Last month the government said it would tighten restrictions on drones flights around airports, after the existing 1km limit was criticized for being inadequate — saying it believes expanded no-fly zones will help protect airports f...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Airports, US, Tech, Drone, Drones, United Kingdom, Dji, Aircraft, Home Office, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Robotics, Gatwick Airport


Drone no-fly zone to be widened at airports after Gatwick chaos

Police given powers to stop and search and use warrant to access drone electronic dataFlying drones will be illegal within five kilometres (3.1 miles) of airports after ministers decided to widen the no-fly zone to try to prevent a repeat of the chaos at Gatwick.The enlarged zone will come into force from 19 March ahead of new drone legislation, which will give police new powers to stop and search those they believe are misusing the devices and a power to access electronic data stored on a drone...
Tags: Technology, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Chris Grayling, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military


UK expands no-fly zone for drones around airports

The no-fly zone for drones around British airports is being extended to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in an attempt to avert disruptions like the December groundings of flights at Gatwick Airport, officials said Wednesday.
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Rogue Drone Shuts Down the Third Busiest Airport in the World

Dubai International Airport (DXB) was shut down and all flights were grounded for roughly 30 minutes this morning after a drone was spotted in the area, Dubai Media Office reported on Twitter. It was the latest airport shut down in what’s becoming a troubling pattern of drone sightings around the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Drones, Airplanes, United Arab Emirates, Gatwick Airport, Uae, Dubai Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Dubai Media Office, Hobby Drones, DXB, Third Busiest Airport


Rogue Drone Shuts Down the Third Busiest Airport in the World, Dubai International

Dubai International Airport (DXB) was shut down and all flights were grounded for roughly 30 minutes this morning after a drone was spotted in the area, Dubai Media Office reported on Twitter. It was the latest airport shut down in what’s becoming a troubling pattern of drone sightings around the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Drones, Airplanes, United Arab Emirates, Gatwick Airport, Uae, Dubai Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Dubai Media Office, Hobby Drones, DXB, Third Busiest Airport


How Shamima Begum and two other schoolgirls from Bethnal Green became jihadi brides living under a deadly regime

According to her older sister Sahima, Shamima Begum was like any other 15-year-old girl, with the same hobbies, the same worries and infatuations which preoccupy the minds of most British teens. “She was into normal teenage things,” Sahima said. “She used to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” At 15, Shamima’s young mind was filled with much more than the affairs of the most famous family in Hollywood. Four months before she was due to sit her GCSEs, Shamima — the daughter of Bangladeshi imm...
Tags: UK, London, News, Scotland, Isil, US, Syria, Britain, Gatwick, The Times, Cctv, Anjem Choudary, Times, Tunisia, Istanbul, Gatwick Airport


DJI to apply a stronger geofencing system after a recent drone disruption at Gatwick Airport

After a recent drone incident at Gatwick Airport, DJI has decided to tighten up its geofencing system and give it a third dimension. The Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 geofencing system will be launched across Europe, covering a total of 32 European countries. It creates “bow tie” safety zones around runway flight paths, expanding the […] The post DJI to apply a stronger geofencing system after a recent drone disruption at Gatwick Airport appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Europe, Photography, News, Drone, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Geofencing, DJI drone, Geospatial Environment Online GEO


British Airways just turned 100 years old. Here's what it's like to fly in its international economy class.

British Airways is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The century-old airline's forerunner, Air Transport and Travel Limited, commenced daily international flights in August 1919.  Last year, I flew in British Airways' "World Traveler" economy-class cabin from London to New York to see what the experience was like. With dozens of flights a day operated by several major airlines, the New York-London route is a high-traffic, competitive route. British Airways, together with its joint vent...
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 February 2019

The Loire River, the longest in France, which gives the valley its name.  Details of our September “land cruise” tour of the Loire Valley are now available, here. Good morning While there are no attachments to this morning’s nice long newsletter, that is due to a quirk in how these emails work.  I’ve actually been very busy this last week preparing the pages of information for our lovely Loire Valley “land cruise” in late September. You can see the main tour page here that sets out all the det...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, London, Australia, France, China, Germany, Israel, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Chicago, David, Prague


This robot can park your car at the airport

London's Gatwick Airport is testing out an electric, autonomous robot that parks customers' cars for them. Stan uses forklift-like arms and artificial intelligence to create up to 50% more space in a parking lot.
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Robot valets may soon be parking your car at this airport

Forget about tipping your valet the next time you take off from London’s Gatwick Airport, starting this August a test valet robot will be the one taking care of your car. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.            [Author: Buzz60]
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Robot valets may soon park your car at this London airport

Travelers flying out of London's Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot parking their car.
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Robot valets may soon park cars at this airport

Travelers flying out of London's Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot parking their car.
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Robot valets may soon park your car at this London airport

Travelers flying out of London's Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot valet parking their car.
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Britain's Gatwick Airport Is Experimenting With Robot Valets to Park Cars

If there’s one driving job I think I’d be fine with giving up to a robot, it’s finding a place to park in a colossal, jam-packed parking lot or parking deck. That’s not really where driving enjoyment lives. Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Robots, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Gatwick Airport