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Issue 42 | April 2019

Drones flying over Gatwick Airport caused chaos in December, with hundreds of flights cancelled and tens of thousands of passengers left stranded. The incident has thrown light on just how unprepared airports are when it comes to drone protection. We spoke to security experts to find out how airports should start learning to defend themselves. 

We also spoke to the creators of PlaneEnglish, an app-based aviation radio communication simulator that aims to provide an easier way for pilots to acquire radio communication skills, in a market where training opportunities for learning and mastering aviation radio communication can be expensive and few and far between.

Our features writer and myself go head to head over the divisive issue of bringing emotional support animals on board, and finally, we review the latest technology to help blind people navigate the intimidating airport environment in a special audio feature.

Eva Grey, editor