After 36 hours of chaos, Gatwick's runway has finally opened and a small number of flights are operational.
In the UK, it is illegal to fly a drone within 1 kilometre of an airport boundary and above 400ft high.
Data from the UK Airprox Board reveals that the number of near-misses between drones and civil and military air traffic has climbed dramatically in recent years.
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Up to November 2018, 117 such incidents were recorded, an increase on 93 throughout 2017. In 2016, there were 71 while in 2015, there were only 29.