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Review: 60207 Drone Chase

On Thursday 20th December last year London's second busiest airport, Gatwick, was brought to a standstill by someone flying drones over it. All departures were cancelled and inbound flights diverted to other airports in the UK and even to mainland Europe.

My family and I were due to fly to Barbados from there first thing on the Friday so we had booked a hotel at the airport to stay the night before. We went there on the Thursday as planned, not knowing whether we'd be flying or not. When we arrived the place was pandemonium, with long queues for the information desk snaking around the terminal, full of desperate people trying to get on with their journeys.

After a mostly sleepless night we woke to find that the runway had reopened, following reassurances from the military that any further drone incursions would be dealt with by whatever (undisclosed) means they had at their disposal. So, thankfully, we were one of the first flights to depart that morning, and virtually on time, too.

I suspect that the military have more sophisticated means of downing drones than attempting to throw a net over them from a helicopter but that, apparently, is the tactic employed by the Sky Police in 60207 Drone Chase.

I wouldn't normally buy or review a City Police set but I thought I'd buy this one as a reminder of my ordeal...

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