Questions tagged [laser-illumination]

An event in which a laser beam illuminates the cockpit of an aircraft. This can blind and disorient the pilots, creating a very dangerous situation.

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Why is laser illumation of a cockpit an emergency?

Another answer pointed out that laser illumination of a cockpit may be considered an emergency, and that pilots may take evasive action when under laser illumination. Why is laser illumination ...
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Why are airliner cockpits not shielded from lasers?

With the recent increase in laser incidents reported by pilots, why don't airliner manufacturers shield airliner cockpit glass from lasers? The Abrams tank is shielded, protecting the crew from ...
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How does aviation deal with satellite and Moon laser ranging, and other scientific lasers in the sky?

It seems there are many scientific laser ranging stations around the globe and some are mobile. Scientists Bounce Laser Off Soviet Lunar Rover Lost On Moon Decades Ago. Source Questions How ...
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Windshield to prevent laser strikes [duplicate]

Is it possible to prevent/avoid laser beams with new technologies on windscreem?
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What must ATC do, following a reported laser sighting by a plane?

Supposing a pilot reports having a laser beam shone on them to ATC, what action should they take? Is the pilot allowed to take evasive action? Can other planes request clearance to avoid the area?
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Do laser Christmas lights have the same dangers as laser pointers aimed at planes?

With new laser Christmas decorations like this one, a laser appears to shine in patterns on a house for a decorative effect. If this is aimed so that some of the beams miss the house and go over it ...
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Does the FAA advise or require pilots to wear eyewear designed to protect them from lasers?

With several instances of pilots being subjected to laser lights being shone on them, I wonder if the FAA is actually doing something about it. It's easier said than done to stop people on the ground ...