Two drones that went floating over a runway at Gatwick Airport outside London this week caused chaos, disrupting hundreds of flights there, and stranding tens of thousands of passengers at England’s second-largest airport and elsewhere at the peak of the holiday season.
The drone disruption raises a host of questions, but for travelers in the United States, perhaps the most pressing is this: Could it happen here?
……Luke Fox, the founder and chief executive of WhiteFox, a drone airspace security company, said drones frequently fly near airports. “Every single airport we’ve deployed our technology at, we’ve seen it happening daily,” he said. “The only difference is that they saw the drone this time.”