Ground-to-air lasers: dangers, what you need to know

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, sudden exposure to laser radiation during a critical phase of flight can distract or disorient a pilot and cause temporary visual impairment. In the United States, lasing an aircraft is a crime under the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR 91.11, which prohibits interfering with a flight crew operating an aircraft, with penalties up to $11,000 per violation for anyone deliberately shining a laser at an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes)

PHOTO BY: Airman Shawna L. Keyes
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