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An Orange County man is facing felony charges Wednesday for allegedly pointing a laser at a sheriff's helicopter while it was in the air.

A few years ago somebody at my job pointed a radar speed gun at a landing commercial aircraft, needless to say he got arrested by the FBI.

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how stupid do you have to be to piss off the police in a helo?
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Yeah, I saw that story on CH 9 out of Whorelando. Once this fool was found out, he took off (and through the laser out of the vehicle window). He was caught a short time later and denied the act. Trouble is, the box the laser came in was still in his vehicle. It was easily matched and confirmed. He now is in deep didley. What an idiot.
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doesn't matter if the police get pissed, thats their problem-- was there or is there a specific instance ordinance or law? Is there a law within a specific distance of an airport? Does the law vary from state to state or is it Federal?
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I believe it is a Federal law against pointing a laser at an aircraft. Don't know of any law prohibiting pointing a radar at an aircraft, but what do I know.
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Its federal law..........I saw it on CSI Miami one time
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Its federal law..........I saw it on CSI Miami one time
Now that's a reliable source.
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I thought so lol
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" Let me see your papers, pleassz !!  ( Pointing a stick up at zee sky..........hmmm..........) "  
 
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I believe it is a Federal law against pointing a laser at an aircraft. Don't know of any law prohibiting pointing a radar at an aircraft, but what do I know.

There is even a form in my FAR book to report the incident. Nothing to mess around with.  Not sure on the radar gun, but if an pilot saw it and thought it was a gun or some dangerous, you would definitely be getting talked to.

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I think when you point a radar gun at a plane the aircraft gets a warning that a missile is being fired at it, not completely sure though..
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Aircraft are always being lit up with radar; Air Traffic Control (ATC), weather, and other aircraft with collision avoidance radar, and only military or government aircraft would be equiped with radar sensors to alert them to targeting radars.
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Unless its AirWolf! lol
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