It comes just as the airport was starting to get things running again but luckily this time it was only closed for around 40 mins.
Local anti-Gatwick protest group, CAGNE (Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions) have caused a backlash over their apparent pleasure at the Drone closure of Gatwick yesterday.
Whilst flights have now begun taking off and landing therre are still lots of delays and cancellations.
Nearly 50 reports of a drone being flown illegally around the airport have been received since mid-evening on Wednesday.
After a day where the airport wasn't able to operate, the CEO has released a statement about the days events.
The operator made the decision to cancel all flights for today 20th Dec as a result of uncertainty over when the airport would reopen for flights.
The sighting around lunchtime comes as passengers remain stranded across the country.
The revelation adds to speculation over who could be responsible for this disruption.
An urgent appeal to anyone who can help in identifying the operators of the drones affecting Gatwick has been made by Sussex Police.
Sightings of two drones has meant many flights being unable to use the runway causing havoc for passengers.