State of the Airlines

Thursday, January 06, 2005

NEWS: Pilots unions request information on laser beams

Airline pilots unions say the government should explain how pilots can protect themselves from laser beams and inform them of incidents where pilots were blinded by beams. There have been eight recent incidents of laser beams flashing cockpits. The Federal Aviation Administration said it will release advice for pilots soon

My Commentary: Sorry, why do I have this vision of a dozen guys sitting around saying "lazer beams" while making little quote movements with their hands ala Dr. Evil.