Gatwick Airport Drone Incident Linked To Acquisition/Disgruntled Employee? (Filmed on Osmo Pocket)

Days after the ‘incident’ at Gatwick Airport where NO drone was evidenced, a 50.01% controlling share of the Airport has been sold to Vinci Airports, are these two events linked? This video was filmed entirely on the DJI Osmo Pocket which can be purchased here: https://store.dji.com/product/osmo-pocket?from=dap_unique&pbc=FwBaHO2T

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50 Comments

  1. Lazy Jesus on February 25, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    One thing that did come from this drone/Gatwick incident was even more tighter laws and restrictions being put up on the public, even though it’s very possible that the drone had nothing to do with the public and if what’s being suggested in this video is correct then the conspiracy (conspiracies are know to be used on all levels of business and politics all around the world throughout history) to manipulate changing hands has been used against the public even though it may not have been intentional. I think the public need to really look and see how such things may affect them and their personal lives because they’re ruled by morons, perverts, psychopaths and generally unempathetic greedy pigs.
    The public need to stop buying into the nonsense of politics/government/voting because it’s controlled absolutely by the super rich elite who would never really give any power or choice to the animal masses but instead give the illusion of such things and the animal masses totally buy it because the rich people tell them it’s a good thing.
    An-archy from Greek meaning “no-rulers”.
    “No one rules if no one obeys” – Lao Tzu
    You aren’t here to be ruled over by other people, this is what’s known as a passive existence. You are to take control of your own lives, existence and destiny and not allow others to tell you what to think and how to live your lives while they parasitically bleed the masses dry financially bringing more and more poverty to the world as they live in luxury and do whatever they want.
    Remove the “older order” but don’t allow the elite to put their “new order” in place.

  2. Robert Mansell on February 25, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    The only thing certain about this whole fiasco is that drone users weren’t to blame, and yet I fear the general public due to the most hyperbole unprofessional journalism I think I’ve seen in a long time will still see a big red flag when they see someone using a drone now.what happened to real journalism? Surely the mainstream media’s first port of call in this incident should of been to speak to a professional drone pilot or organisation which would of immediately flagged up that something is not right with this story,instead of feeding the general public Chinese whispers and BS,why did they not even question the fact that there was no viable evidence whatsoever despite thousands of security cameras and about 100,000 people with smartphones and cameras in and around Gatwick.Then you have the poor couple wrongfully arrested and slandered on national television which will now cost the public hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation fees.Absolutely unbelievable.

  3. RC Roo on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Was a setup from the outset. I believed it to be to that public backing would be gained for changes in the regulations and rules – imminently happening.

  4. Paul Dunn on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    The workers who reported seeing a drone don’t really care who owns the airport. It’s an irrelevance. Take that from someone who’s worked on an airport for 24 years and seen 3 different owners.
    Also. I do not believe the airport would ultimately be liable for any systems failure seeing as 100% of the radar/ATC facilities are the responsibility of ANS, not GIP.
    I cannot believe the purchase price was agreed just days before the sale. If it was, shareholders have been conned and there would need to be an investigation into industrial espionage. A "fabricated "drone attack is far to crass and clumsy to fit in with this idea.

  5. leonardmlee on February 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Sorry if this is off topic but the reason I watched this film was because it was filmed on the Osmo Pocket.

    It looks like your audio is slightly out of sync with the video. Does this happen a lot using that camera?

  6. John Bellamy on February 25, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Hi, Can I ask…why are you in Sweden? I used to live there. Cheers

  7. Starry Eyes on February 25, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    We will never get the truth!!

  8. Tony on February 25, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Great vid Ash! – makes us all wonder about what really happened…either way it’s very clear that there could very well have been an alterior motive..

  9. custodian file on February 25, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    The real drone can be seen on the ”FLIR "" video , witch is of course top-secret. Most likely these drones will be back.

  10. Les Roberts on February 25, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    There was an invisible UFO, visible on radar.

  11. j monty on February 25, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Certainly not a drone problem here.. Not one recorded sighting these days is an impossobility!

  12. natural vibez on February 25, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    There was a serious terroist threat they used the drones as a cover up that’s why flights were cancelled

  13. Chris Evans on February 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Great review, currently there is not an ounce of evidence to support the presence of a drone being present at Gatwick during this timeframe

  14. Andrew Harrison on February 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    According to news today the British BS corporation police have power to seize and land drones now . Must have missed that legislation and law coming in then ? Please get everyone ash to email Sussex police under foi and request all stuff from Gatwick dronegate
    foi@sussex.pnn.police.uk see what they come back with

  15. Tim Lucas on February 25, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Drone story made up for failures in management at Gatwick so they don’t have to pay thousands in compensation

  16. Itz Proto on February 25, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Manchester airport own Gatwick Airport

  17. Neil Farrimond on February 25, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Looks like Heathrow airport has suspended departures due to a drone airing. Here we go again! https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46803713

  18. Mike Collins on February 25, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Well, that was in December, and now, it’s April. Is the investigation still on-going?
    Was it ever actually established that a drone was seen? There are a few seconds of footage that certainly could be a drone, but there’s not much in it to identify where it was taken. A dot moving against grey clouds could be anywhere, and there are always people eager for some passing notoriety, and the possibility of selling a bit of footage to the press. There is just a moment in the film when a lamp post can be seen, and a bit of roof. Was it ever established that these identifying marks were around Gatwick?

    I know that it is quite possible that there was one – airports are attractive places to film, and there are plenty of irresponsible people around – but I have an uncomfortable feeling that the word "drone" is the new "bogey man". The whole thing has been a very effective advertisement to anybody with a grudge on how to close down an airport – you just have to say "I saw a drone". If you stick to your story, what can they do? Prosecute you for alerting the authorities? If somebody says they saw something, it’s very hard to disprove.

    I got a few successful flights from radio controlled aircraft a couple of years ago – at a registered modeller’s field, with all insurance in place, etc. However, I’ve never had a drone, and I don’t fly RC models any longer, so I have no axe to grind. Also, my feeling is that if anybody was really flying a drone around an international airport, he should be punished to the maximum extent of the law. I do, nonetheless feel that this innocuous hobby, practiced by thousands, is being vilified, and I wonder how justified that is. This kind of incident engages a lot of people (politicians, police, etc) who have very little knowledge of the hobby and how people use drones, and it brings on legislation, licensing of models (with an annual charge, of course!), and all sorts of inconvenience to those who simply want to fly between the trees in their local park. Those who want to disrupt things will not be hindered by these rules. Building a high performance drone is not difficult – all the components are freely available, and not hugely expensive.
    So – to reiterate my question – _was_ there a drone?

  19. Douthinkesawus TV on February 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Still no pictures or video of any drone incursion at any UK airport. There is no way so many people saw it but didn’t have a camera phone with them!

  20. Keith grace on February 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Surely the staff we’re told to do what we are told to do when the desktop goes down reboot that usually fixes it, would have been working again in about an hour, but like all government and ex government they buy software that not up to the job and costs a small fortune, we the British people need to check the bank accounts of any employee involved in it to check for bribery , and if found punish them as hard as possible.

  21. Neil Oakey on February 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Absolutely… Gatwick value was certainly hit hard with so much disruption at such a busy time if year.. perfect acquisition time..

  22. Flypic on February 25, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    It’s all gone quiet! . . . . . . Will we ever find out what went on? . . . . . . Who knows!

  23. paul bondy on February 25, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Solved, was min min lights on Christmas holiday from Australia

  24. Ian in London on February 25, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Happy New Year Ash! It’s defo all a mess, but this particular angle doesn’t fully stack up, as the only people to benefit from a reduced price of a controlling stake would be the French buyer, so any airport employees would have been doing them a favour….And with so many employees, they could never have made up this as a diversion for an IT failure without a leak from someone…. That said, I genuinely think there is way more to this than a simple drone….  Let’s see what happens in the coming weeks…. (or will this quietly die away, like the infamous Heathrow Approach drone incident the other year that ended up being described as ‘probably a plastic bag’…). Cheers, Ian in London

  25. Wandering Star on February 25, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    It is as good a theory as any other. What is absolutely certain is that it was yet more theatrics to provide an excuse to introduce yet more unpalatable actions. Smoke and mirrors/manipulations.

  26. Busyboy 42 on February 25, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Of course its a bloody cover up and of course we will never know. Shame on all involved but we will never know who they are. And who are the losers here? Those poor travellers caught up in some sinister dirty little lie. I hope those poor people managed to get to where ever they were going and had a good christmas and new year.

  27. Ed Schirra on February 25, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    What does the quote "We are working with HUMAN BEINGS saying they have seen something …" mean? What? As opposed to working with ALIENS? And as for ‘something’ it clearly indicates that a ‘drone’ was not in his mind. The deeper you go the darker it gets. Keep digging.

  28. ToNLiT on February 25, 2021 at 10:54 pm
  29. DroningON on February 25, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    A whole MONTH later, the Evening Standard are now reporting that they suspect a "disgruntled employee" to have been responsible for this incident…precisely the phrase we used a month earlier – https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/gatwick-drone-chaos-was-an-inside-job-a4072476.html

  30. Mavic MGE on February 25, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    And now a drone sighting at Heathrow causing delays – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46803713

  31. Ed Schirra on February 25, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    How many times shall I say it? "Follow the Money."

  32. Mike Collins on February 25, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    … and where there’s BIG money involved, a police chief might easily be persuaded what a good idea it would be to change his story from "there may not have been a drone" to "that was a miscommunication. There WAS a drone". only there are no images or footage to corroborate it.

  33. P.G. Brexit on February 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    3 days of flying drones ?
    That would Require a WHOLE TEAM of drone flyers in a very Organised Manner, to take shifts & Charge Batteries. 100’s of drones used one or two at a time.
    A Coach load of flyers, a Wagon full of batteries.
    It would Almost be a Military Sized operation to organise.

    WHO would sit in the Bushes for 3 days flying drones Day & Night ?
    An hour maybe ? then they would get bored & go home to watch Telly or Down the pub for a pint.

  34. Modig Beowulf on February 25, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Deep state scripted.

  35. Snake Sanders on February 25, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Please find that drone I want to know what type of battery last 3 days.
    Anyway, without clear evidence of a drone and the involvement of the military I truly believe there was a UFO. the same like in the "UFO" movie from Gillian Anderson

  36. Chriso on February 25, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Eco Warriers = a failed attempt at Fake News to distract and manipulate the public

  37. S JC on February 25, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    How about the company who supplied the anti drone eqpt were the ones who flew it to start with

  38. Mike Collins on February 25, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    It’s a fairly unusual consumer drone that can fly for more than 30 minutes on a charge – and Gatwick was closed for 3 days. It seems a bit disproportionate.
    If there really was a drone, and it was a professional type (capable of longer flight times – up to an hour), then it would more likely have been owned by a professional – and while one can imagine a kid (or an idiot) having fun with a drone at an airport, that would be very unlikely behaviour from a professional. They have to register with the authorities, have insurance, etc.

    At 2:23, you ask "Would they really stretch to creating stories like this to avoid a payout of millions? – Hell, YES! I believe there are dirty dealings in most large corporations. For example, we saw how the police closed ranks and suppressed, for years, what happened at Hillsborough football ground.

    I also notice a number of newspapers talking about the Gatwick drone "attack". What got attacked? Did this alleged drone shoot virtual missiles at something? "Attack" may be the sort of headline language that sells newspapers, but it leaves the public with the impression that there _was_ an attack – and though I don’t know anything about it that wasn’t in the public domain, I think I can say this with conviction – there wasn’t!

  39. Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer on February 25, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    If not a UFO why the cover up

  40. neha srivastava on February 25, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    if no flights ever left the gatwick then why they are holding back our money.why should we be the losers.what was our fault. as many times i ask for my money back i m told that your flight did went to gatwick..so no money..It just sounds like a conspiracy to me from the first day !

  41. Tommy Hawkins on February 25, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    As a former employee of an airport that was facing acquisition for many years before it was sold, and knowing the history of Gatwick already through a couple of different owners the past decade I can tell you that these sort of acquisitions make little of no difference to the vast majority of employees as they are covered by TUPE law. The only people these sort of things affect are director level management, so this all sounds extremely far fetched.

    Personally I feel, that maybe if at all there was a drone in the first place that wasn’t around for very long at all and the situation just snowballed with mass hysteria and confirmation bias.

  42. Ken Knight on February 25, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    4

  43. Ed Schirra on February 25, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Because I am in a ‘hang on a minute’ mood, I looked into something. Something called a ‘DEW Radar System’ can be dialed down to pick up anything. In a post from a drone forum the poster said: "I flew Tech’s out to various installations from Elmendorf AFB on the DEW line and they said that with the dwell dialed down they regularly kill birds and can pick up something as small as a baseball. Normally it is not tuned that tight unless they are on alert or for drills." 

    So, would it not make sense for the ‘army’ that was brought in to use something similar? No need. Because they already have that. Because back in 2016, they looked at a solution to the ‘growing drone problem’ (big imagination, the army) and the CMIN Q-50 radar with AN/TPQ-50 counter-fire radar was developed to detect and calculate the trajectory of small objects like drones. "CMIN uses both non-lethal and kinetic measures to thwart airborne threats."

    In the USA, a US-Based company was "in the process of delivering Coyote Block 1B variants to the Army in response to an “urgent operational need” stated at a press conference on July 17, 2018, at the biennial Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom. At present, the firm has provided more than 32 drones to the service and it is set to fulfill the full order of an UNSPECIFIED NUMBER (think in hundreds) of the unmanned aircraft by the end of 2018…."

    I was watching a camera crew at a ‘private defence show’ and they were talking to a Scandinavian company who were developing drones as big as an iPhone to ‘take out’ small targets. I watched them fly. This is not SciFy at this level. Its real. 

    So the answer is YES the Army has drone defence and can track and bring them down if it wants or needs to. Since doing so would obviously reveal what it can do, and on what would have represented a ‘show ground’ with so many people watching maybe they decided to not reveal what they had. But that makes drones a mystery claim even more.
    In finishing, one worrying thing about the ‘Swarm’ concept is that you could be out flying your drone anywhere in the UK and suddenly see it explode in a blaze of glory as a ‘defence system’ takes it out as a ‘threat’ – bad news for professionals spending over £5k on using it for professional filming since ‘threats’ gives the insurance company an easy way out to non-payment. 

    We all need some muscle from DJi on this one. Urgently.

  44. John on February 25, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Drone on

  45. Paul's Reviews on February 25, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Or lower price?

  46. tyamada21 on February 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    How silly they think we are – if it was just a drone the military would have sent up their own drones to photograph it and follow it home. They have telescopic equipment that can allow us to see a close up of the moon – they could have used it to get a close up of the so-called drone – they probably did and know full well that it was a UFO, but they ain’t gonna tell us… WAKE UP people..

  47. David Hudson on February 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Why the hell did we sell a controlling stake to the French ffs if we are leaving the EU – it’s simply daft!!!

  48. Justin Owdfart on February 25, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Lets just say, for argument’s sake, that there WAS a drone somewhere on Gatwick. Who would be the first to see it? Not ATC, not the public, not the police. May be the bird scarer? Maybe a pilot lining up for takeoff? Maybe one of the pilots who had previously seen a Tesco bag and reported a drone? Maybe the same one who reported a drone at FL10? Maybe some other notoriously stupid pilot?. Point is, with all the movement and flashing lights at a major airport, a drone would be, quite literally impossible to spot unless you were standing next to it. This is nothing more than some malicious twat armed with a mobile phone .

  49. Steve D on February 25, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Ash

    Have you seen this ad for “the sun” holidays ?

    https://youtu.be/zxqZwB_yBB4

    How can they get away with showing this.

  50. Robert Arnold on February 25, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    You’re way of the mark except that you’re correct about there being no drones. It was nothing to do with future business dealings.

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