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14thColony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-10 02:57 PM
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60. In field tests it has been shown to be stupid simple to do
If you can see the plane and have some rough way to aim the laser (like tape it to the end of a pole then aim it like a rifle) it's easy as pie to keep the plane in the beam, because laser beams become cones at any appreciable distance, and the greater the distance the bigger the cone.
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  -Laser strike on JFK-inbound jet Tab  Apr-17-10 10:25 PM   #0 
  - k  defendandprotect   Apr-17-10 10:27 PM   #1 
  - Dang! That's scary, wonder who the fuck would do that. nt  NYC_SKP   Apr-17-10 10:28 PM   #2 
  - This should be treated as attempted murder.  Swede   Apr-17-10 10:28 PM   #3 
  - Have had that happen to me a few months ago  av8rdave   Apr-17-10 10:29 PM   #4 
  - I don't even know what a laser is in this context.  EFerrari   Apr-17-10 10:35 PM   #5 
     - It's likely just an idiot playing with a new toy. (n/t)  Webster Green   Apr-17-10 10:38 PM   #6 
     - The one we dealt with may well have been a tracking one from an observatory  av8rdave   Apr-17-10 10:39 PM   #8 
     - Tracking the aircraft or the trajectory? (Is that the right word?)  EFerrari   Apr-17-10 10:53 PM   #12 
     - Well, the light stayed in the cockpit for several seconds  av8rdave   Apr-17-10 11:03 PM   #14 
        - laser beams can only be made visible by smoke...unles someone shines it directly in your eyes....  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-18-10 02:58 AM   #29 
           - That's not true...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-18-10 04:29 AM   #34 
           - that's correct  fleabert   Apr-18-10 12:03 PM   #55 
           - these were not green lasers they were red and dangereous in the hands of toddlers &children under 15  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-18-10 11:06 PM   #66 
              - Red???  SkyDaddy7   Apr-19-10 06:07 AM   #69 
           - There is a lot of reflective material in a cockpit  av8rdave   Apr-18-10 08:31 AM   #47 
     - This has been happening in Europe, too, according to the news.  tango-tee   Apr-18-10 02:10 AM   #27 
     - IF intentional it is meant to blind the pilot and then...  MUAD_DIB   Apr-17-10 11:43 PM   #16 
  - I don't understand how someone can do this succesfully  Renew Deal   Apr-17-10 10:39 PM   #7 
  - It's easier than you'd think  14thColony   Apr-18-10 06:34 AM   #41 
  - I have a large telescope that uses a green laser..  leeloo   Apr-17-10 10:40 PM   #9 
  - The incident I had stayed focused on my plane for quite a few seconds  av8rdave   Apr-17-10 10:43 PM   #10 
     - Maybe kids?  leeloo   Apr-17-10 10:53 PM   #11 
     - The origin was pretty far away...  av8rdave   Apr-17-10 11:00 PM   #13 
     - I guess..  leeloo   Apr-17-10 11:27 PM   #15 
        - No...airline  av8rdave   Apr-18-10 12:44 AM   #20 
     - it could be...I remember about 8 years ago in Wildwood NJ they sold lasers to kids on the Boardwalk,  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-18-10 03:12 AM   #30 
     - We had that fad in Virginia Beach a little earlier...  Blue_Tires   Apr-18-10 07:32 PM   #62 
     - a child could not track a jet from a long distance with accuracy.  divvy   Apr-18-10 06:04 AM   #39 
        - A child could do so easily. Tracking is simple.  14thColony   Apr-18-10 06:45 AM   #42 
     - A lot of 'if's' here but  AtheistCrusader   Apr-18-10 01:13 AM   #23 
  - Reminds me of the Tom Clancy novel where they use a zeon light to blind the pilots of planes  sce56   Apr-18-10 12:16 AM   #17 
  - Probably Dr. Evil  digidigido   Apr-18-10 12:17 AM   #18 
  - You wouldn't believe how powerful hand-held lasers are getting now.  truthisfreedom   Apr-18-10 12:25 AM   #19 
  - Don't by a green laser  tomhayes   Apr-18-10 01:49 AM   #25 
  - My cat would like one.  Enthusiast   Apr-18-10 02:53 AM   #28 
  - Stick with a low powered red  tomhayes   Apr-18-10 05:12 AM   #37 
  - I saw them at Office Max  Catshrink   Apr-18-10 08:48 AM   #50 
  - Our cats prefer red lasers to green  Greyskye   Apr-19-10 01:45 PM   #70 
  - Actually, DO buy a green laser  caraher   Apr-18-10 07:57 AM   #44 
  - But it is alright as  Enthusiast   Apr-18-10 01:08 PM   #58 
     - I think that's right  caraher   Apr-18-10 09:23 PM   #64 
  - Green lasers have more energy than red lasers  Catshrink   Apr-18-10 08:47 AM   #48 
     - Per photon, yes  caraher   Apr-18-10 09:21 PM   #63 
  - Most of those aren't legal in the U.S.  Xithras   Apr-19-10 04:18 PM   #71 
  - Creepy. Dry-run for something later?  proteus_lives   Apr-18-10 12:49 AM   #21 
  - Shoot 'em in the head and feed their bodies to the dogs.  Drunken Irishman   Apr-18-10 01:02 AM   #22 
  - Apologist.  chollybocker   Apr-18-10 01:36 AM   #24 
     - LOL  No Elephants   Apr-18-10 03:46 AM   #32 
  - How could someone track a plane moving at that speed and keep the  Rex   Apr-18-10 01:59 AM   #26 
  - a plane coming at you appears to be barely moving.  garybeck   Apr-18-10 03:36 AM   #31 
  - And on approach, they are going really slow.  ManiacJoe   Apr-18-10 10:36 AM   #52 
  - Trust me, they can  av8rdave   Apr-18-10 01:10 PM   #59 
  - In field tests it has been shown to be stupid simple to do  14thColony   Apr-18-10 02:57 PM   #60 
  - TBaggers trying to crash another plane  NecklyTyler   Apr-18-10 04:20 AM   #33 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-18-10 09:36 AM   #51 
  - Wow,that's nut !  Shining Jack   Apr-18-10 04:47 AM   #35 
  - This headline is a bit sensational, no?  dorkulon   Apr-18-10 05:00 AM   #36 
  - I immediately suspect a right-wing domestic terrorist group.  divvy   Apr-18-10 06:01 AM   #38 
  - The progressives and conservatives each have their favorite terrorist group to blame  stray cat   Apr-18-10 08:02 AM   #45 
  - With you on the first part, not on the second.  Socal31   Apr-19-10 01:45 AM   #68 
  - You can't land a plane with your eyes closed?  boppers   Apr-18-10 06:06 AM   #40 
  - Some newer planes automatic landing application onboard !  NikRik   Apr-18-10 06:55 AM   #43 
     - We already have it.  boppers   Apr-18-10 07:22 PM   #61 
  - I recently saw an ad for a green laser gun sighting device - supposedly  old mark   Apr-18-10 08:03 AM   #46 
  - I Googled Viridian sights  caraher   Apr-18-10 09:29 PM   #65 
     - I first saw the ads a few weeks ago - maybe some people are trying them out...nt  old mark   Apr-18-10 11:37 PM   #67 
  - After months of insanity, all I can think is this is some anti-guvmint freak  AllyCat   Apr-18-10 08:48 AM   #49 
  - Well, the laser, thank god, didn't hurt the plane only was a bright light.  goforit   Apr-18-10 10:46 AM   #53 
  - The NY Post. Lol.  no limit   Apr-18-10 11:08 AM   #54 
  - Green hand held laser pointers can be very strong.  Kablooie   Apr-18-10 12:04 PM   #56 
  - Every now and then the police arrest one of these idiots who do this:  tonekat   Apr-18-10 12:32 PM   #57 
  - This has been happening off and on for about 15 years  Old Troop   Apr-19-10 06:48 PM   #72 
 

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