Friday, August 22, 2008

Just complete idiots

So, today was a long day. Out to N-town and back. Except we had to pull a rest period in the middle. Anyway, it's just after midnight, we're passing through 12,000 ft. on our way back into Tulsa when we get lit up by a green laser at least 3 times. With the last time having the beam bouncing around inside the cockpit. It's always fun trying to pull an approach when you're blinded in one eye. We, of course, are required to report it under Federal regs. This sort of thing happened right after the 9-11 attacks and I think they classed them under terrorist attacks at that time.

I'm a little pissed, if you couldn't tell.


Alan said...

There's always some moron out there trying to ruin things for everyone else.

Too bad you don't have counter-battery capability. :)

aepilot_jim said...

Ahhh, for a HARM missile when you need one.

Brigid said...

The couple people they caught doing that got jail time, and rightly so.

Carteach0 said...

Pretty good targeting to hit the cockpit of a plane in flight at 12,000 feet. Green lasers, powerful ones, are not common and not cheap. To do that it was more than some proud techies laser pointer.

Hope the jerk gets nailed. Hard.