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Registration and Banning of Laser Pointers

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tcope, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. tcope

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    And why not... after all, anyone can buy them, their sales are expecting to grow and they are a huge danger ti pilots.

    It's already a federal crime to point one at an airplane but why not make a ton of local laws against this very same thing. After all, we can't have too many laws to address the very same situation. You say no one has been killed by a laser being pointed at a plane? But it _could_ happen. So let's create a registration process and put the DOT and FAA in charge. Everyone who owns a laser pointer should be required to register them and this will certainly solve this issue.

    You don't think it happens very often? Well, let's just ask the FAA:

    "Nationwide, reports of laser strikes to the FAA rose from nearly 300 in 2005, to nearly 3,000 in 2010, to more than 5,000 laser incidents through mid-October this year."

    300 to 3,000 and than 3,000 to ,5000 in less than a year! This is from the FAA so you know it has to be true!

    What will be next... cameras on laser pointers? When will this madness end?!

    Laser pointers aimed at aircraft continue to plague pilots | KSL.com
     
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  2. bbfpv

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    nah, laser pointers on drones.
     
  3. N017RW

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    The fact that all these laser v. aircraft incidents/occurrences have happened for years should make all those that fear the MR hobby is going to be shut-down because of those who use them irresponsibly is unwarranted.

    If you want to know how the FAA will enforce MR laws, you need not look any farther than the idiots who got/get arrested and charged for the laser incidents.
     
  4. LuvMyTJ

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    It is definitely a problem. And when more people get wise to the fact a green laser into your camera lens could damage the sensor beyond repair. I predict the green laser will be the weapon of choice for drone haters everywhere.

    The only way the general public would be concerned is if you could video record some crinkly old person lounging in their pool.

    Chopper 4 Hit by Laser, Helps Police Locate Suspects

    http://www.theverge.com/tldr/2015/11/12/9721788/laser-pointer-NYPD-helicopter-Brooklyn-arrest

    2 television station helicopters targeted by laser pointers, report says
     
  5. TeamAmtrak

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    Laser pointers aren't aircraft, while a drone (if it meets the weight) threshold, meets the definition of an aircraft. Aircraft are required to be registered, so making the comparison is like apples and oranges.
     
  6. LuvMyTJ

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    To be fair when his was started the announcement want made yet. I think green laser incidents will increase in the future.