posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 08:49 PM
I'm still a little confused how an airliner is going to be able to pinpoint someone doing this. I read the link from _BoneZ_. I also found
that's actually pretty interesting.
Obviously you can see the source, but it seems like it would be awful hard to pinpoint it moving at that speed without cameras or something to capture
it in real time. I'm sort of amazed anyone is dumb enough to do this, even more so that some people actually flash helicopters, including police
After two FBI planes and two Portland police planes equipped with video surveillance and an Alaska Airlines flight were targeted by green lasers,
investigators tracked the laser beam to the apartment complex the 800 block of Northeast 99th Avenue where Stephen Francis Bukucs lives.
Video surveillance at the apartment complex confirmed Bukucs pointed a laser at airplanes multiple times, the affidavit said. Bukucs also listened to
aircraft communications via a hand-held radio programmed to Federal Aviation Administration frequencies, authorities said.
The on-ground surveillance was so thorough, it was determined that one night, it was the suspect's cat triggering motion sensors that operated lights
in the apartment. On another night, the suspect was scene walking his cat on a leash outside the apartment.
Would a normal passenger plane actually be able to say with certainty where the beam was coming from? I would hope they could, but I really doubt it.
It seems like they needed a fleet to find the guy in the article. Glad they caught him though.
I get the desire to want to 'interact' with an airplane (I always secretly want to wave at the low/small ones to see if they'll tip their wings).
What I don't get is how anyone is dumb enough to actually do it with a laser though. That or so much of a jackass that they don't care and get a
cheap thrill from risking countless lives.