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    And yet these guys seem to manage to hover without difficulty. Yes, we rarely autoland.
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    You are correct that we need to throw some into the engines just like we do with birds. No manufacturer will be that keen of course since an engine cost more than £10miliion. The reason militaries are more interested in FOD and do deck walks is that military low bypass engines are vastly more...
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    New Report: Drone Risk To Airplanes Is Miniscule | Popular Science For example
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    Pilot Looking for info

    Interestingly, I think this is the problem. You have knowledge of lasers so can make a reliable risk assessment. Drone pilots have knowledge of drones so can make a reliable risk assessment. Pilots have neither so are getting over excited about both. Personally I think both threats are wildly...
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    Quick follow up questions. What can the type of idiot we are all worried about realistically get hold of in the UK? The sort of guy who might think it fun to stand in the garden idly illuminating passing airliners or Police helicopters. Can somebody actually buy a 1,2,5 W laser off the...
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    Exactly, and the fact that we don't do it (partly due to the Geneva Convention I believe...) suggests it is not easy.
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    Pilot Looking for info

    Encap, just saw your links. Many thanks, that's just what I need. I will do some reading. RedCowboy Yes, most airliners can auto land, but usually the pilot does it for entertainment!
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    thanks for getting back to me guys, that's pretty much what I thought. There are three bits people are worried about. Permanent damage. Loss of sight for seconds/minutes. Distraction. Distraction during the take-off or landing is certainly possible. Personally I think it should not really be...
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    Good afternoon. I'm a pilot who posts on a pilot web forum, and as I'm sure you are well aware, laser pointers being shone at aircraft is a subject that is getting more and more attention. I have used military hand-held laser pointers like the LPL30 and laser designators before so I am not...




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