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Increased police interest in UK

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by storm_333, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. storm_333

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    A friend of mine works for Special Branch at Merseyside Police, and runs a counter terrorism cell based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. She told me that this week they had a briefing and PowerPoint presentation about UAV's because their use is becoming much more widespread. She wasn't able to tell me what was in the briefing because it was classified, but she did say it wasn't exactly earth shattering.

    Apparently "Operation Whittle" is the name for "hostile aircraft". I don't think any of us Vision pilots are going to be accused of plotting acts of terrorism anytime soon, but it does show that law enforcement authorities are becoming increasingly aware of the use of drones.

    A few years ago Merseyside Police themselves experimented with the use of drones, but they ran into a couple of problems. The first was when they found they didn't actually have permission to use it:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8518407.stm

    The second was slightly more final when it crashed into the River Mersey and was declared lost:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-me ... e-15520279

    Happy days :lol:
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    Stick to the Air Navigation Order and we'll be fine. Unless they want to start banning RC gliders and park flyers and everything else that's covered by the same rules. The worry is they crack down on FPV or aerial photography so it's even more important to follow the rules and not stick anything on YouTube that is reckless or clearly in breach. Just my 2p!
     
  3. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    I hope you haven't gotten your mate sacked for even mentioning anything about a classified conversation.
     
  4. storm_333

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    I don't think she can be sacked for NOT revealing classified information :lol: