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Offline dan9125

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Green laser near Buffalo
« on: September 21, 2009, 04:16:07 PM »
Three people got caught Thursday night pointing a powerfull green laser at an inbound flight to KBUF. Report said it was a FEDEX but his call was Wiggins 7451 I think.

http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=70362&catid=13


 Dan (KBUF)



Offline dska22

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 05:21:01 PM »
Thanks, Dan!

Offline cptkirk

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 07:11:01 PM »
Nice clip.

and a nice plug for liveatc.net from WGRZ in the news clip at the link above.

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 12:07:37 AM »
Very interesting clip, thanks for posting it!  Glad they caught those morons.
KP

Offline apcyberax

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 01:12:56 AM »
thats kind of stuff pisses me off.
I do have a high powered laser and there fun to see in the air. but i would never point it at a plane or even a bird. and i'd never use it if i knew i was that close to a airport.

I guess this pisses me off becuase people like that mkae people like me look bad for owning one.

Hope he gets some time inside to think about shit!!!

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 06:39:53 PM »
a few weeks ago i was working the mid shift...and someone shined a green laser at a lifeguard helicopter flight at about 2am.

the pilot said it got in his eyes..what a shame...to any pilot, but especialy to a lifeguard pilot

i don't know if they ever caught them

Offline Switch Monkey

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 11:16:46 PM »
Green laser tracking air to groung missles.

Offline flygirltammy

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 11:37:03 PM »
Doing that should certainly be, at the very least, a felony.


Offline sykocus

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 12:00:12 AM »
We've had a few reports here. One time it came from an Air Force base. They found the guy and he said he was just showing his kid what it could do.  :|

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 12:26:21 AM »
Great audio clip with accompanying news story!

Offline Greg01

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2009, 07:57:41 PM »
Wiggins is a FedEx feeder...usually out of JHW.

Offline Steelrman

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 03:31:26 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but why would someone have a green laser other than for military applications?  The only lasers I know of for sale to the public are the red laser-pointers used when giving presentations. What's the deal?

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 06:41:43 PM »
Green lasers are perfectly legal and have been sold to the public for years.  They're much more expensive than red lasers, so that's probably why you haven't seen them around much.   Their selling point is they're visible at greater distances than red lasers, and you can see the beam itself in the air at night - good for pointing out constellations and whatnot (so the ad copy goes).

Of course "perfectly legal" doesn't come without restrictions.  Under 5mW lasers are legal to be used outside, provided you don't point them at airplanes, cars, people, etc.  Lasers over 5mW are only legal to be used indoors.


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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 12:18:18 AM »
Ya can't fix stupid.....

I have always thought  should be able to eat the ignorant and thwart any future food shortages. But noone listens to me, thus we have laser incidences at airports....

Offline Steelrman

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 12:09:14 PM »
Green lasers are perfectly legal and have been sold to the public for years.  They're much more expensive than red lasers, so that's probably why you haven't seen them around much.   Their selling point is they're visible at greater distances than red lasers, and you can see the beam itself in the air at night - good for pointing out constellations and whatnot (so the ad copy goes).

Of course "perfectly legal" doesn't come without restrictions.  Under 5mW lasers are legal to be used outside, provided you don't point them at airplanes, cars, people, etc.  Lasers over 5mW are only legal to be used indoors.



Thanks for the explanation.

Offline magic1085

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2009, 02:25:10 PM »
Doing that should certainly be, at the very least, a felony.



From the local fishwrap here in the Buff...

"Timothy J. Voigt, 42, his son, Eric Voigt, 20, both of Griswold Street, and Bradley J. Campbell, 28, of Barnard Street, all face multiple counts of felony reckless endangerment. "

They will be doing some time in the bin....which is exactly how it should be...

Offline KASWspotter

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Re: Green laser near Buffalo
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 05:50:37 PM »
Griswold Street... I can see Randy Quaid and Chevy Chase now... Cant see the lines can ya Russ??? Thanks for the follow up. Glad to see the charges are of the felony variety and the situation is getting taken seriously.