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LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance. Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. Utilizing LDS’ laser-based explosive detection… Read more »

Source: LDS, 22-Nov-16

PerriQuest Unveils Solution to Aircraft Laser Attacks

PerriQuest Unveils Solution to Aircraft Laser Attacks

Following a string of recent high-profile events, PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises unveiled the world’s most advanced laser-protective eye wear to dozens of aviation industry stakeholders. PerriQuest’s patent-pending technology protects the wearer from harmful red, green, and blue laser light without compromising the wearer’s ability to perceive and distinguish color. Production of the groundbreaking technology is… Read more »

Source: PerriQuest, 24-Jul-15

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Night Flight Concepts Infographic: Laser Strike Readiness

Night Flight Concepts Infographic: Laser Strike Readiness

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, has created a new infographic focusing on laser strike readiness.  As the annual number of laser strikes on both military and civilian aircraft increase, the topic of laser strike readiness is becoming more pressing. “The goal with this infographic is to arm military, civilian and… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 14-Jun-13

FAA Steps Up Enforcement of Laser Penalties

FAA Steps Up Enforcement of Laser Penalties

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has directed its investigators and staff to pursue stiffer penalties for individuals who purposefully point laser devices at aircraft. “Shining a laser at an airplane is not a laughing matter. It’s dangerous for both pilots and passengers, and we will not tolerate it,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We… Read more »

Source: FAA, 17-May-12

UK CAA launch self-assessment test for laser dazzled pilots

UK CAA launch self-assessment test for laser dazzled pilots

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has developed a self-assessment tool for flight crew, to determine the likelihood of pilots having sustained eye damage following a laser attack on their aircraft. Over recent years, the deliberate targeting of aeroplanes and helicopters in flight with lasers by individuals on the ground has become a major global… Read more »

Source: CAA, 11-Apr-12

Tampa Police acquires new Laser Armorâ„¢ light interference filters

Tampa Police acquires new Laser Armorâ„¢ light interference filters

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) is pleased to announce that Tampa PD Aviation Unit, a long-time user of NFC NVG Maintenance Services, has procured new Laser Armorâ„¢ Light Interference Filters (LIF) to protect their NVGs from malicious laser strikes encountered by their pilots and aircrew members. The aviation unit is one of the first law enforcement… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 01-Mar-12

US Army accepts 1000 laser detecting sets from Goodrich

US Army accepts 1000 laser detecting sets from Goodrich

In a Connecticut industrial plant, far away from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, a system that has provided Soldiers with a great amount of protection reached a significant milestone on Dec. 7, which happened to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Army accepted the delivery of the 1,000… Read more »

Source: US Army, 20-Dec-11

New FAA web page to streamline laser reporting

New FAA web page to streamline laser reporting

Washington, D.C. – In a continuing effort to combat the growing problem of lasers directed at aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has created a new website to make it easier for pilots and the public to report laser incidents and obtain information on the subject, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced today. The website, which… Read more »

Source: FAA, 27-Oct-11

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Night Flight Concepts unveils aviation laser defense solutions

Night Flight Concepts unveils aviation laser defense solutions

Night Flight Concepts announced today at the “Laser Illumination of Aircraft Conference, a Growing Threat” a new suite of products, Laser ArmorTM. These new optical systems for laser defense offer equipment and training options to help aviation organizations defend against laser attacks. Laser Armorâ„¢ aids in the planning and implementation of a coordinated response that… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 27-Oct-11

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Night Flight Concepts to showcase solutions at ALPA laser illumination event

Night Flight Concepts to showcase solutions at ALPA laser illumination event

Night Flight Concepts, a leading provider of night vision solutions to aviation organizations worldwide, announced it will participate in the upcoming event “Laser Illumination of Aircraft: a Growing Threat” to help raise awareness of this growing issue in aviation and to showcase solutions that can help mitigate the risks associated with voluntary and involuntary laser… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 12-Oct-11

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Laser forces EMS pilot to abort landing; Patient dies

Laser forces EMS pilot to abort landing; Patient dies

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance was stopped from taking a dying man to hospital after laser pens were shone at the pilot as he tried to land.  The man later died on the way to hospital in a road ambulance, although there are no details on the medical state of the patient to know whether or… Read more »

Source: BBC, 12-Sep-11

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LAPD tests laser-safe pilot safety glasses

LAPD tests laser-safe pilot safety glasses

At a recent trade event, NoIR Laser Company LLC presented GlareShieldâ„¢ Laser Safety glasses, which have been shown to be effective against malicious laser illuminations by pilots with the Los Angeles Police Department. In as many as 3 incidents in early July, 2011, LAPD Air Support Division helicopter crews were intentionally and maliciously illuminated or… Read more »

Source: NoIR, 31-Aug-11

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Shining lasers at aircraft cockpits made illegal in Illinois

Shining lasers at aircraft cockpits made illegal in Illinois

Illinois legislators have passed state-level law which will make it illegal to target a laser at the cockpit of an aircraft.  The law was recently signed onto the statute books by Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, as one of a package of new laws to fight crime and protect residents across the state, and will become… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-11

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LaserStrikeProtection.com launched to reduce danger in the air

LaserStrikeProtection.com launched to reduce danger in the air

At this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 41st Annual Conference & Exposition, Night Flight Concepts, a premier provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, and Delta P, a consulting company specializing in aerospace physiology, are pleased to unveil a new educational website, LaserStrikeProtection.com. The site is dedicated to helping aviation organizations understand and mitigate the… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 24-Jul-11

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FAA to impose civil penalties for pointing lasers into cockpits

FAA to impose civil penalties for pointing lasers into cockpits

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt announced today that the FAA will begin to impose civil penalties against people who point a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft. “Our top priority is protecting the safety of the traveling public. We will not hesitate to take tough action… Read more »

Source: FAA, 03-Jun-11

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HAI President applauds FAA penalty action on lasers

HAI President applauds FAA penalty action on lasers

Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro conveys the support of HAI and its members for recent FAA action to impose civil penalties upon individuals who point lasers at aircraft cockpits. “The helicopter industry is most susceptible to this safety hazard due to the lower altitude mission profiles we fly in both urban and rural locals. We are… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Jun-11

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8 months prison for shining laser at UK police helicopter

8 months prison for shining laser at UK police helicopter

A 21-year-old Maidstone man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for endangering the Kent and Essex Police helicopter while it was on a task in Maidstone last year. On the evening of 24 June 2010 the police helicopter was carrying out a search in the town centre when someone shining a laser pen in the… Read more »

Source: Kent Police, 16-Apr-11

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33 months for shining laser at Philadelphia Police helicopter

33 months for shining laser at Philadelphia Police helicopter

PHILADELPHIA – James Gautieri, 54, of Williamsport, PA, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for interference with an aircraft or aircraft facilities, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  Gautieri was convicted at trial on September 30, 2010 of his involvement in an April 30, 2008 incident during which he shined a laser… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Justice, 15-Apr-11

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Winnipeg police EC120 zapped with laser; man arrested

Winnipeg police EC120 zapped with laser; man arrested

Winnipeg police made a quick arrest after someone directed a laser beam at their helicopter.  The EC120 was flying over a downtown neighbourhood when it was targetted by a laser pointer.  Officers quickly pinpointed the house where they believed the beam was coming from and made an arrest.  The man was later released, but only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Mar-11

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Bakersfield Man Charged With Lasering Sheriff Helicopter

Bakersfield Man Charged With Lasering Sheriff Helicopter

US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment today charging Jeffrey Lee Gentry, 33, of Bakersfield, with interfering with the safe operation of a Kern County Sheriff’s Department helicopter by shining a hand-held laser into the cockpit.

Source: TurnTo23.com, 03-Mar-11

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Police and news helicopters in Phoenix targeted by lasers

Police and news helicopters in Phoenix targeted by lasers

On Friday morning, news helicopter crews were all chasing breaking news when someone from the ground shined a laser in their direct line of sight.

Source: KPHO, 27-Feb-11

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10-year-old targets helicopter with laser

10-year-old targets helicopter with laser

The helicopter crew narrowed the source of the light to a city home where police confiscated a laser pointer from a 10-year-old boy. His parents were home, but hadn’t realized what their son was up to.

Source: Edmonton Journal, 21-Feb-11

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Woman arrested for shining laser at Long Beach Police helicopter

Woman arrested for shining laser at Long Beach Police helicopter

A 34-year old Long Beach woman has been arrested for pointing lasers at Police and Sheriff helicopters while they conducted a search for suspects in an unrelated incident in January. Kelly Ann Smith has been charged with two felony counts of discharging a laser at an aircraft.

Source: Long Beach Post, 17-Feb-11

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Shasta Lake man to go to trial accused of shining laser at CHP helicopter

Shasta Lake man to go to trial accused of shining laser at CHP helicopter

Kevin Wayne Foster was ordered to stand trial on two felony and two misdemeanor counts stemming from the potentially dangerous Dec. 6 helicopter incident.  If convicted, Foster faces about 4 years 8 months in prison, said Shasta County Deputy District Attorney Craig Omura.

Source: Record Searchlight, 11-Feb-11

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14-year old in custody accused of lasering police helicopter

14-year old in custody accused of lasering police helicopter

Los Angeles Police say that a 14-year-old boy is in custody, accused of pointing a green laser at both a police helicopter and a plane headed to LAX – Los Angeles International Airport. Sgt. Mike Richardson told the media that the boy was booked Tuesday night on suspicion of pointing a laser at the pilot,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Feb-11

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96-1 in favour of US criminalization of pointing lasers at aircraft

96-1 in favour of US criminalization of pointing lasers at aircraft

Washington, DC – The Senate has passed, with a 96-1 vote, an amendment introduced by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) that would crack down on individuals who shine laser pointers at aircraft – an action which can temporarily blind pilots and put passengers at risk. The bipartisan amendment, which is cosponsored by Senators Jay Rockefeller… Read more »

Source: Senator Whitehouse, 06-Feb-11

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One arrested after laser pointed at airplane & police helicopter

One arrested after laser pointed at airplane & police helicopter

The pilot radioed for police who launched a search helicopter.  The pilot of that helicopter says someone pointed a laser at him as well.  That allowed officers on board to target a location for the laser

Source: KRON4, 28-Jan-11

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Florida man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

Florida man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

As part of a plea agreement reached last month, 43-year-old Frank Newton Anderson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of interfering with the operation of an aircraft. Authorities say Anderson temporarily blinded the helicopter pilot with a laser device last April.

Source: Miami Herald, 25-Jan-11

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Six months prison for laserpen against Cheshire Police EC135

Six months prison for laserpen against Cheshire Police EC135

Joseph Standish, aged 27, was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work.

Source: Chester Chronicle, 25-Jan-11

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£250 fine for laser pen on Greater Manchester Police helicopter

£250 fine for laser pen on Greater Manchester Police helicopter

Mobisir Ali, 23, fired the green-coloured light beam from a hotel window as the Greater Manchester Police helicopter was flying at 1,000ft over Oldham. Magistrates in the town were told the pilot lost his night vision and he was unable to see his instruments or the skyline for several seconds.

Source: Manchester Evening News, 24-Jan-11

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FAA announces record number of laser events in 2010

FAA announces record number of laser events in 2010

HeliHub.com editor note – we appreciate that this is primarily about airliners, but given the increase of laser incidents with helicopters, we decided it needs to be included, at least for awareness. WASHINGTON – The FAA announced today that in 2010, nationwide reports of lasers pointed at airplanes almost doubled from the previous year to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 19-Jan-11

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FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

The FBI has opened an investigation into a person who shined a laser pointer into the cockpit of a medical helicopter. [report does not state helicopter type – photo is representative of teh AirMed fleet in Salt Lake City]

Source: KSL, 17-Jan-11

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Florida man could get 20 years prison for Sheriff helicopter laser incident

Florida man could get 20 years prison for Sheriff helicopter laser incident

A Lakeland man that authorities said pointed a laser light at a Polk County sheriff’s helicopter in November is facing up to 20 years in federal prison.

Source: Tampa Bay Online, 13-Jan-11

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Man charged over laser shone at Greater Manchester Police helicopter

Man charged over laser shone at Greater Manchester Police helicopter

Mobosir Ali, 23, of Newport Street, Oldham, has been charged with shining a light at an aircraft so as to endanger or distract the pilot.

Source: Manchester Evening News, 10-Jan-11

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Laser hits television news helicopter over Calgary

Laser hits television news helicopter over Calgary

Flight crews reported the beam coming from southwest Calgary in an area near the Home Depot at the Shawnessy Shopping Centre.  Calgary police, with the support of the HAWCS helicopter, moved into the area but couldn’t find the offender, they said.

Source: CBC, 07-Jan-11

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Leeds man in court after laser light shone on police helicopter

Leeds man in court after laser light shone on police helicopter

At about 5.55am last Saturday the pilot of the force chopper reported a laser being shone at the aircraft as it was flying over the Bramley area of Leeds.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, 06-Jan-11

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Man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

Man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

A Winter Park man faces 20 years in federal prison for shining a laser pointer into the cockpit of an Orange County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

Source: Miami Herald, 04-Jan-11

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Sheriff pilots needed hospital care after laser blinding

Sheriff pilots needed hospital care after laser blinding

Cpl. Joseph Andreasen and flight officer Cpl. Shawn Bogart were on patrol in North Naples at about 1 a.m. Saturday when a green laser light entered the left side of the helicopter, injuring both of their left eyes

Source: Naples News, 04-Jan-11

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College student sentenced to jail for pointing laser at helicopter

College student sentenced to jail for pointing laser at helicopter

Judge Laurel A. Beatty sentenced Shapiro to 20 days in jail and 100 hours of community service.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 12-Dec-10

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Two arrested for flashing laser at CHP helicopter

Two arrested for flashing laser at CHP helicopter

Kevin Wayne Foster, 39, of Shasta Lake, and a 16-year-old teen were booked into the Shasta County jail Monday evening after Sheriff’s Department officials said they had flashed a green laser at a CHP helicopter.

Source: KRCR, 08-Dec-10

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Man charged with shining laser at Marion County Sheriff helicopter

Man charged with shining laser at Marion County Sheriff helicopter

Michael Anthony Fowler is accused of violating a Florida law prohibiting the intentional focusing of lasers on moving aircraft

Source: Miami Herald, 06-Dec-10

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Pointing laser at KCPD helicopter is not good idea

Pointing laser at KCPD helicopter is not good idea

Kansas City police pulled over a pickup truck Wednesday night after a passenger aimed a green laser at the police helicopter, temporarily blinding the pilot.

Source: Kansas City Star, 06-Dec-10

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Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

The incident spurred an investigation by USU police after the flight crew reported seeing the light originate somewhere near the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Oct. 3.

Source: Herald Journal, 29-Nov-10

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Sykesville man arrested for pointing laser at Maryland State Police Dauphin

Sykesville man arrested for pointing laser at Maryland State Police Dauphin

David H. Hopwood, 35, of the 7000-block of Bristol Place in Sykesville was charged with reckless endangerment, attempted second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and prohibited use of a laser pointer.

Source: Eldersburg Patch, 25-Nov-10

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Martin County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot disoriented by laser

Martin County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot disoriented by laser

A Martin County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot encountered an unexpected obstacle in the sky just after midnight. The aviation unit was on patrol in Jensen Beach when a laser illuminated the cockpit, according to the sheriff’s office.

Source: WPTV, 25-Nov-10

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Teenager who dazzled Humberside Police pilot with laser beam is fined

Teenager who dazzled Humberside Police pilot with laser beam is fined

The number of cases of pilots being dazzled by laser pens increased across the UK to 737 in 2009 compared with just 29 in 2007.

19-Nov-10

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UK: Teenager admits shining laser pen at Durham Police helicopter

UK: Teenager admits shining laser pen at Durham Police helicopter

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faced two charges of endangering the safety of an aircraft – not only the helicopter but also a Boeing 737 of airline Jet2.

Source: BBC, 15-Nov-10

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Two Swiss military helicopters hit by laser; One arrest made

Two Swiss military helicopters hit by laser; One arrest made

Last Friday in the morning, two military helicopters were hit by a laser beam above Vevey. Based on indications of crews, Vaud cantonal police could identify and question the author. He has been charged.

Source: 24 Heures, 01-Nov-10

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UK: Man arrested after laser shone at police helicopter

UK: Man arrested after laser shone at police helicopter

A man has been arrested after a green laser was shone at a police helicopter which was responding to a burglary in Berkshire at the weekend.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-11621898, 26-Oct-10

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15 months prison for aiming laser pointer at CHP helicopter

15 months prison for aiming laser pointer at CHP helicopter

Nathan Ramon Wells, 19, aimed the laser at the aircraft in June 2009. Along with the prison time, he will also be placed on supervised released for three years when he completes the sentence.

Source: LA Times, 26-Oct-10

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Man faces one count in laser aimed at Columbus Police helicopter

Man faces one count in laser aimed at Columbus Police helicopter

About 1 a.m. yesterday, Kellough was following a burglary suspect on the West Side when laser light struck his eyes. He said he sharply steered the helicopter away from the light, but not before his co-pilot was also temporarily blinded.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 22-Oct-10

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Teen accused of shining laser at Martin County Sheriff’s helicopter

Teen accused of shining laser at Martin County Sheriff’s helicopter

A Jensen Beach teenager was arrested after he shined a laser light at a Martin County Sheriff’s Office helicopter early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Source: WPBF, 19-Oct-10

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Philadelphia teen gets probation for shining laser at police helicopter

Philadelphia teen gets probation for shining laser at police helicopter

A Philadelphia teenager was convicted Thursday in Family Court of shining a laser pointer into the cockpit of a city police helicopter, temporarily blinding the pilot.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 16-Oct-10

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Laser beamed at Stat MedEvac helicopter

Laser beamed at Stat MedEvac helicopter

Someone flashed a green laser at the cockpit of a Stat MedEvac helicopter as it flew over North Huntingdon early Thursday morning, initiating a police search for the culprit.

Source: Pittsburgh Live, 15-Oct-10

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Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

A teenager has been charged after a laser beam was shone at the Essex police helicopter.

Source: BBC, 07-Oct-10

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Pennsylvania man indicted for hitting police helicopter with laser

Pennsylvania man indicted for hitting police helicopter with laser

A man is facing decades in prison for shining a laser into the cockpit of a Philadelphia police helicopter.

Source: WPVI, 04-Oct-10

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UK: Teen under curfew after shining laser into police helicopter cockpit

UK: Teen under curfew after shining laser into police helicopter cockpit

A teenager has been put under a curfew after admitting he put a police helicopter in jeopardy by shining a laser into its cockpit. [Note: Photo used in news article is way out of date – this force upgraded from AS355 to EC135 in 2003)

Source: Liverpool Echo, 01-Oct-10

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Man sentenced for shining laser at CHP helicopter

Man sentenced for shining laser at CHP helicopter

A Glenn County resident has been sentenced for a year and a day in prison after being convicted of shining a high-powered laser at a California Highway Patrol helicopter, according to authorities.

Source: CBS13, 30-Sep-10

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Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

A Humberside Police spokesman said the crew of Oscar 99 were attending a job near Grant Thorold Park when they experienced a series of bright green flashes which illuminated the inside of aircraft, putting them in danger.

Source: This Is Grimsby, 30-Sep-10

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Spring Hill man accused of shining light at Hernando County Sheriff’s helicopter

Spring Hill man accused of shining light at Hernando County Sheriff’s helicopter

The laser flashed directly into Schultz’s eyes, causing him to turn his head. It also momentarily affected his field of vision, deputies said

Source: Hernando Today, 29-Sep-10

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California man jailed for allegedly shining laser beam at police helicopter

California man jailed for allegedly shining laser beam at police helicopter

A 44-year-old South Bay man was behind bars Thursday for allegedly shining a laser pointer at an airborne police helicopter, a felonious act that can temporarily blind a pilot.

Source: KFMB, 25-Sep-10

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India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

The ministry is working on a policy to kick off helicopter services in a big way as major Indian cities face ground congestion, making movement difficult even in cases of health and security-related emergencies.

Source: Economic Times, 23-Sep-10

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Man charged after laser targets police helicopter during papal visit

Man charged after laser targets police helicopter during papal visit

The incident happened after Pope Benedict XVI had celebrated Mass before 65,000 people in Bellahouston Park

Source: STV, 20-Sep-10

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British pair fined for shining laser at police helicopter

British pair fined for shining laser at police helicopter

He said Shane Ramsay, 22, and Darryl Hodgkinson, 20, both of Cambridge, had admitted shining a light at an aircraft in flight and each been fined £150 by magistrates in Cambridge.

16-Sep-10

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Australia: Laser pointed into police helicopter at Coburg

Australia: Laser pointed into police helicopter at Coburg

A Coburg teenager is expected to be charged on summons after allegedly shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter last month.

Source: Moreland Leader, 15-Sep-10

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FBI probes laser lights aimed at US Customs & Border Protection AS350

FBI probes laser lights aimed at US Customs & Border Protection AS350

The helicopter pilot of a white and blue U.S. Customs and Border Protection AS350  flying over Madison Heights two weeks ago immediately called police there when a beam came into the cockpit, customs spokesman Kris Grogan said

Source: freep.com, 13-Sep-10

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Baltimore County police blinded by laser

Baltimore County police blinded by laser

Authorities from several Maryland police agencies called attention to the problem on Wednesday, asking people to put down their lasers, some of which can project beams more than two miles.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 13-Sep-10

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14-year old British boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal

14-year old British boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal

A 14-year-old youth accused of shining a laser pen at a police helicopter in Leicester has failed to convince the High Court he should not be prosecuted

Source: BBC, 08-Sep-10

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Westchester man charged with shining laser at police helicopter

Westchester man charged with shining laser at police helicopter

Leonard Petruzzi, 45, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.

Source: Mid Hudson News, 08-Sep-10

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Maryland State Police crews targeted by laser pointers

Maryland State Police crews targeted by laser pointers

Maryland State Police said Monday that one of its helicopter crews was recently targeted while trying to land in Ocean City to pick up a trauma patient.

Source: WBAL, 07-Sep-10

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Laser shined at Osceola Sheriff’s helicopter

Laser shined at Osceola Sheriff’s helicopter

Deputies say someone was shining a laser that could have blinded the pilot of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. The pilot was OK, but now deputies are hunting for the person who flashed the laser.

Source: WDBO, 04-Sep-10

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Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

The pair allegedly aimed the shaft of light at the cockpit of the Cambridgeshire force’s aircraft while it was on a call

Source: Cambridge News, 04-Sep-10

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Laser forces Coast Guard helicopter to land

Laser forces Coast Guard helicopter to land

For the second time this week, someone pointed a laser beam at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, causing the crew to make a precautionary landing.

Source: KTTV Fox 11, 01-Sep-10

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Lasers force 2 Coast Guard helicopters to land at LAX

Lasers force 2 Coast Guard helicopters to land at LAX

Two Coast Guard helicopters were forced to land at Los Angeles International Airport in the last week after being flashed with laser beams

Source: LA Times, 31-Aug-10

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Lasers pointed at two STAT MedEvac helicopters

Lasers pointed at two STAT MedEvac helicopters

The FAA was notified after lasers were pointed at two STAT MedEvac that were flying north of the city

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10241/1083560-100.stm?cmpid=latest.xml, 30-Aug-10

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