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I watched this on BBC news this morning and they just kept on and on about it, they said the plane had to turn around.

They were talking about classifying lasers as weapons like knives in the UK.

It's just ridiculous. There is a window film that blocks 532 and other known wavelengths, and even reactive window film, there is a mechanical fix, the media whores just want attention and drama.
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I saw that report too but just couldn't find the energy to post. Just too tired of it all. Too disgusted over fools in general. I would say that certainly most people like this really haven't considered what could actually happen. The actual probability of actually causing a plane to come down in my opinion is EXTREMELY unlikely not including if it happened during landing. That being said NO pointing at aircraft EVER!
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Crap. I really wish these kinds of stories were not so publicized when the perpetrator is not caught. All it does is encourage another moron.
Yet they censor the media when they want to, maybe it's just media whores wanting attention, but maybe they have an agenda.
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I watched this on BBC news this morning and they just kept on and on about it, they said the plane had to turn around.

They were talking about classifying lasers as weapons like knives in the UK.

It's just ridiculous. There is a window film that blocks 532 and other known wavelengths, and even reactive window film, there is a mechanical fix, the media whores just want attention and drama.
Are they using this window film yet and are there any draw backs to it?
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I saw something on the news about that incident. I don't know if they were showing actual cockpit footage from that incident or just some footage they keep in stock. The beam stayed dead pan on one of the windows. No one could hold a laser that steady on a moving aircraft. Seemed to me like a military grade targeting system would be needed to do that. Just hard to believe that someone could invest whatever amount of time, energy, money, etc it would take to make/get something like that and then just go to an airport and point it at planes coming in for a landing. Just doesn't add up correctly for me.

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Im with Pman on this one, im going to stop posting on threads like these. Don't have the energy and I've written the same thing over and over again.

A good quote from character Vaas from FarCry 3:
Do you know the definition of insanity? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting things to change, that's insanity!

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The media thrives on ratings and they compete constantly for it. the media is also in part government controlled on some issues Hey just like the Russian media and most other countries . And they also try to induce some fear into the gullible public eye.

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The UK has a problem..
They had a medically documented, retinal discoloration in December, while the aircraft was in flight.....

Something more then your average idiot with a cheap pointer..

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While pointing lasers at aircraft is a bad idea, this situation needs some further explanation.

As i understand it, they were hit by a laser at low altitude when departing from london, and proceeded to fly for an hour or so before declaring a PAN, after which they returned to london, not making an emergency landing at the nearest available airport.

This would be fairly odd - if one of the pilots is really incapacitated (as in suffered a stroke, heart attack or something like that) procedure would be for the remaining pilot to get the aircraft landed as soon as possible. In this case that would have been an emergency descent in dublin, certainly not a return to the specific airport in london (the city has 4 or 5) you departed from.

I have no idea if any injury has been proven, but it seems like they might just as well have completed this flight - seeking further medical consultation for a non-acute problem at the other end.

If one of the pilots was actually blinded on take-off that would be reason to land immediately on any compatible runway achievable. Given they happily flew on for an hour and then declared a pan, i'd say this is something they did to gain media attention.

In case of an urgent medical emergency one should land at the fastest airport in reach (which would have been dublin looking at the flight path), not take the time to return to the airport where the flight departed from. This sounds like one of the pilots noticed something odd in his vision an hour or so into the flight, wanting medical attention for that. That's a perfectly valid reason to land in a place where medical care is available, which would have been dublin, not london, in this case.
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While pointing lasers at aircraft is a bad idea, this situation needs some further explanation.

As i understand it, they were hit by a laser at low altitude when departing from london, and proceeded to fly for an hour or so before declaring a PAN, after which they returned to london, not making an emergency landing at the nearest available airport.

This would be fairly odd - if one of the pilots is really incapacitated (as in suffered a stroke, heart attack or something like that) procedure would be for the remaining pilot to get the aircraft landed as soon as possible. In this case that would have been an emergency descent in dublin, certainly not a return to the specific airport in london (the city has 4 or 5) you departed from.

I have no idea if any injury has been proven, but it seems like they might just as well have completed this flight - seeking further medical consultation for a non-acute problem at the other end.

If one of the pilots was actually blinded on take-off that would be reason to land immediately on any compatible runway achievable. Given they happily flew on for an hour and then declared a pan, i'd say this is something they did to gain media attention.

In case of an urgent medical emergency one should land at the fastest airport in reach (which would have been dublin looking at the flight path), not take the time to return to the airport where the flight departed from. This sounds like one of the pilots noticed something odd in his vision an hour or so into the flight, wanting medical attention for that. That's a perfectly valid reason to land in a place where medical care is available, which would have been dublin, not london, in this case.
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yes i once point a 1500mw+ 520nm into the sky at night.... the next day people talk about it on the radio show.... like the beam was reportedly seen by many people.....followed by a visit from the Feds...... luckily i got away with it...... i remove the lens from the laser and hid it.... the feds played with an un collimate laser and thought it was a led.......
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yes i once point a 1500mw+ 520nm into the sky at night.... the next day people talk about it on the radio show.... like the beam was reportedly seen by many people.....followed by a visit from the Feds...... luckily i got away with it...... i remove the lens from the laser and hid it.... the feds played with an un collimate laser and thought it was a led.......
You better hope they don't monitor your internet access, your government might not have the resources to spy on its own people much I don't know. I would never point a powerful 520nm in the sky, a 1500mW 520nm could even be seen by an orbiting spacecraft.

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