Heathrow Pilots Droning on about Drones
Apparently the boom in drone hobbyists may lead to the next Sully Sullenberger situation. The fated US Airways flight that lost power to its engines after being struck by a flock of geese shortly after takeoff was a victim of bureaucratic negligence, in that pilots had voiced their concern for years about the dangers posed by migrating geese nesting near LaGuardia. Similarly, pilots at London Heathrow are complaining about near misses with drones flying in restricted airspace with 70 near-misses reported in 2016 alone. Hopefully the something is done to combat the situation sooner rather than later because there's no guarantee of a "miracle" on the Thames, as there was on the Hudson. These precarious situations end in disaster more times than not.