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How stupid can people be?

 

Wonder if they know there is a 6 month jail term waiting for them?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21348906

 

 

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This has been in the news for a couple of years now. It's pretty dumb as you'll be very easy to spot of course. That said, surely an effective way of dealing with it other than crashing for pilots is to lower a sun shade or does that not work?

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The number of monthly reports of this on approach to LHR is staggering. And many of these guys ain't using simple laser pointers.

And although crews can report an approximate source, it's really difficult to find the culprits.

In answer to Bibs, the attack will normally only last fractions of a second, and can come from any direction. Shades are available but would compromise vision at night,

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Depending on the frequency of the laser and of course its output levels, the eye make take quite a bit of time to recover visual acuity, if it does at all. Sentences should be quite stiffer than they are as hundreds of people are at risk. Yes, very tough to catch 'em...

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I've had a couple of these approaching Toronto. All one really sees is a bright green light, and of course the temptation is to look at it; as long as you resist that temptation and direct your eyes below the glareshield then it's a non-event. One then has to try and determine the source location so that ATC can be advised and they can alert the authorities. Apparently people have been caught.

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