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#1733654
Any chance you could add a bit more info in the title Steve?

Which channel? Where are the danger areas? What are the height restrictions?

You really aren't trying hard enough

Rob P ;)

Doing my best @Rob L
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#1733720
Sir Morley Steven wrote:For the next few months NOTAMd and up to 1500 ft.
Well there goes my recreation of Operation Jericho in CW!


Straits of Dover; drones being used for 'Maritme Surveillance'; (well since the Nimrods were withdrawn and until Posiedons - first one due to arrive at Kinloss in Feb 2020 - start ops we haven't got anything else have we?)
:twisted: Thinks: Wonder if they're armed to be used against illegal immigrants :twisted:
The AIC says 'up to 1,200ft amsl'; do you really fly that low across the channel?
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By Rob P
#1733728
There's a military radar unit now operating from the airfield at Calais Marck (Or Calais Dunkerque as we now say.)

Rob P
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Rob P wrote:There's a military radar unit now operating from the airfield at Calais Marck (Or Calais Dunkerque as we now say.)

Rob P

Used to be an HM Coastguard operated radar at Dover for maritime (surface) surveillance; is it still there?
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By Rob P
#1733744
I've no idea, I haven't visited Dover, but I have had lunch at Calais recently

Rob P
By Stampe
#1733815
Drones are about the size of a Eurostar twin engined with a 180kg payload and 20 hour endurance.I have seen them quite a bit recently at Lydd.The airport closes whilst the drone launches there is a temporary danger zone corridor to get it to its specified TDA operating area.Amusingly this corridor passes over the nuclear station which is surprising for a form of flying machine that the CAA consider highly dangerous!Why it’s needed is a bit of a mystery because the sea state is the best predictor of illegals crossing the Channel.A very expensive way to detect a highly predictable appearance and surface maritime interception will still be required !