posted on Mar, 28 2011 @ 02:32 PM
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Freezer
And if I did shine it at an aircraft, I wouldn't be waiting around 30 minutes later when the cops showed up!
#1. How do aircraft pilots see a lazer being pointed at them from below? I fly private aircraft, and I have been in commercial cockpits, and it is
very difficult to see "down."
#2. Why are these guys still hanging around when the cops show up? It wouldn't take much to avoid being arrested. Bootheal, small hole, cover lazer
with dirt and leaves, and claim you were watching for hootowls. No lazer = no arrest. Or, just go home after a few minutes, why hang around the
amount of time it would take for an aircraft pilot to direct a cop to your location?
Well the guy did think it might be a alien, so perhaps that is why he hung around.
In answer to your first question, a laser will be very visible to a pilot, and most likely flash blind him. We are talking about coherent light here,
and being that there are commercially available 1 watt lasers floating around ( thank casio
), it would be quite easy to temp blind a pilot. I do
understand what you are saying about the view in the cockpit, as for helicopters, they do have some with windows on the bottom, so you can look down.
Perhaps in a commercial airliner, you could have the beam refracted by the window, and as you probably know, pilots at night depend on their
nightvision, and any small light will affect that. (most laser pointers are used at night)
There was also an a previous incident where a couple of guys shined a laser at a police helicopter (very dumb), and the helicopter was equipped with
thermal imaging. No way you can run from a helicopter with a thermal imager, or at least it will be very difficult..]
edit on 28-3-2011 by
Freezer because: (no reason given)