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pointing lasers at aircraft

Discussion in 'Technology' started by aaronatl, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    aaronatl

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  2. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Konaborne

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    until you accidentally kill hundreds of people..
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    From someone who flies- This is so not cool. It's hard enuf to fly at night without some douchehole trying to blind you.
    It's illegal and it WILL get you arrested if caught.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    meeestirg

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    cool, i'm going to re-post this in CGN
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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  6. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    Serves him right.

    Edit: Question answered through PM. Thanks!

    In any case, hope they teach him to not do that again!
     
  7. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    We have had about a dozen of this occurrences. No one knows where it comes from but it happened to me while flying prob 6 months ago.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Stupidity..
     
  10. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Whats the amount of jail time and/or fine ?
     
  11. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Not enough, but it has to be voluntary mansluaghter or neglegant homicide if something fatal happens.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Not cool at all. Do you ever get "lazer'd" ? If so do you have anyway to know who it is?
     
  14. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    I never understood the point of shooting a laser at aircraft. I mean not only is it stupid but even if there was no blinding issue what is the big deal? "Hey look I can't see the beam on the aircraft since it is so high up." IDK. Society is pretty fucken depressing when you think about it.
     
  15. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Yeah this is not cool. Being a Navigator in C-130s Ive been hit on a approach into McClellan Airfield in sacramento it really F's up your night vision. Its a BIG deal with reporting it to the FAA and local law enforcement.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    The little box of videos that are similar there is one titled "laser kids get shot by AC130"..didnt watch but I assume they're getting what they deserve
     
  17. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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  18. Oct 19, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    standard is: 11,000 dollars fine, 5 years. probably cost more to keep him in jail

    I can see on a PRM simultaneous arrv/dept in TCAS mode c where you are so close together, and have to watch for alot of traffic. junk flying off pos airlines
     
  19. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Mmmm good ol Wescam FLIR. I use that camera all the time, fun! Anyways, thats sacramento! The position doesn't jive with what the TGT reads though.... I looked it up on maps and its pretty open fields, not suburbia.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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    Had this happen on a flight to Burlington vt, but whoever was pointing it at me was signaling SOS... So I circled them, they stopped, and I reported their lat lons to Boston center. It was in the mountains, but I never found out if it was a for real, or someone joking.
     
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