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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?



    Hospital heliports are definitely included. Unlicensed aerodromes appear not to be: two in my area are not included. Surprisingly, they left out a large air force base (Greenwood). I don't know if that is intentional, if it is an omission in error, or if they figure that the air force can shoot back.

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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    In past week I had read article that a very young kid had picked up parent's green laser pointer and looked into it. The article showed an image of the damage to his eye, permanent. If you have kids around be sure you lock them up and keep guard of them.

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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    The form that Transport Canada has developed to "obtain permission" to use Green Laser Pointers is ridiculous. It appears to be designed to be so complex that no one will apply for permission. They could have made it so much easier by removing the technical calculations and having a box that said provide a link to the manufacturer or vendor website for the glp you own, so TC can determine of it is authorized.

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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    Here is a creative alternative to GLPs that works and is 100% legal without requiring a license: GLP legal alternative
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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    I understand the dangers near airports and while plans are ascending and descending. Earlier on this thread it was mentioned that GLPs can cause significant glare up to 3km. Isn't that less than 10,000 feet? It still only reaches about 1/3 of the way to commercial flights.
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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrkirkham View Post
    I understand the dangers near airports and while plans are ascending and descending. Earlier on this thread it was mentioned that GLPs can cause significant glare up to 3km. Isn't that less than 10,000 feet? It still only reaches about 1/3 of the way to commercial flights.
    The real problem is that it is very difficult to determine distances in the night sky, so while you may think a plane is more than 10,000 ft, it could be a lot closer. Safe to use the rule, if it moves or blinks, don't point at it. Use a circular motion around the object if you still feel a need to point it out, for example the ISS, which usually orbits at around 400km high.
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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    I agree with that. I never point at a moving object.
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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    I don't use one... but I really really really doubt police are even aware of these regulations, nevermind going to enforce them. Just be aware when in urban areas that you shouldn't be using one. When out in a dark site, just be aware not to use one if you're in a flight path or if there is a plane in the vicinity. Just common sense
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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    Just to let our northern brothers know, for some things (like lasers) it's still kind of the "Wild West" down here. I get emails often for this laser pointer outlet store that sells, and I'm not kidding, 50,000 mW green and blue lasers. Yes, a 50 WATT laser (or light saber). There's no US regulation saying I can't buy this, I just can't point it at a man-occupied flying machine. The only thing keeping me from purchasing said 50W laser is that I'm afraid I'll inadvertently slice off one of my fingers!

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    Default Re: Green Laser Regulations Changed - Are You Aware?

    I find green lasers very handy And we use them alot at club meetings but we are aware of the aviation risks and we would not use them if a aircraft is spotted nearby. I have mounted lasers on my SCT and Dobson. The Dobson, for me, is a pain in the nek to navigate with a Telrad even with a extension. The laser has made it a pleasure to use! So unless we get into conflict with the authorities we will continue to use them. At our starparty we have separated the viewing crowd from the AP crowd to prevent problems.
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