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Headfake14

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Anyone flying around LRP (Lancaster, PA) last night (8/31/08) around 0225Z?
 

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all the amish corn huskers get together after a barn raising and go to the led zepplin - pink floyd laser light show to end the summer.

although MD is pushing north and PHL and the mainline continue to push west in the LNS area its still full hick in most of that area so if you really want rev up the old firebird, camero or fiero get a mullett and head out there. you might even catch warrent or poison in concert.
 
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Was it red or green and did you report it?

I told ATC when we got laser'd last year and the next day and for a week following we had the FBI calling both of us trying to get all the details...
 

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An AA flight in front of me reported getting hit with a laser going into MSP tonight
 

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all the amish corn huskers get together after a barn raising and go to the led zepplin - pink floyd laser light show to end the summer.

although MD is pushing north and PHL and the mainline continue to push west in the LNS area its still full hick in most of that area so if you really want rev up the old firebird, camero or fiero get a mullett and head out there. you might even catch warrent or poison in concert.

Ill see you at the BUCK!!!
 

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Was it red or green and did you report it?

I told ATC when we got laser'd last year and the next day and for a week following we had the FBI calling both of us trying to get all the details...

I got lasered (green pulsing) last Nov (2007) on a right base for the loc 27R in phl (just east of the rancocas creek, north of SJ regional and flying W).

We reported it to PHL approach but I never herd anything from the FAA or FBI.
 

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Sorry for the "silence".

I posted this...then realized I had to run downstairs for the hotel shuttle to work...didn't have time to put in details then...but wanted to start the ball rolling...

so

Yes...reported ALL details right away. Was telling ATC about it while we were still being painted. We were at FL300! We were lit up for about 2 minutes. Super bright crisp green light. I thought I was seeing fireworks from the corner of my eye when it caught my attention. I saw the source while the capt couldn't from his angle...but he could see the ceiling of the cockpit illuminate green. Our vision wasn't affected....probably because of 6 miles worth of air between us and the source.

Spoke with company security about it and filled out the survey...haven't had any feds call me or anything like that.

capt had a unique idea as we talked about it the next 3 hrs to AUS....should've turned off all exterior lights...then see if we could still be "tracked". If so, then perhaps these goons were also playing with night vision or some infrared toys.
 

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It was in the digital PHL Atis last night. Something about an unautorized lazer illumination event and it had some location information, that I can not remember.
 

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headfake your description of the "crisp green light" is exactly what I had in Nov 2007.
 

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It is a misunderestimation! The rednecks are simply giving it back.

Whereas a hyperintelligent life form travels unimaginable distances to simply shine a flashlight up a redneck's arse, the rednecks is just shinin' them crayzee flying thangs with wunnadem lay-zurrs as payback! Keepin' the rockin' free world safe, one point of sale truckstop tchatchke at a time...
 
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I got lasered (green pulsing) last Nov (2007) on a right base for the loc 27R in phl (just east of the rancocas creek, north of SJ regional and flying W).

We reported it to PHL approach but I never herd anything from the FAA or FBI.

Most likely it was the government shinning the laser at you and are just covering it up! They have been playing around for years with a 747 with a laser on the nose that is supposed to shoot down ballistic missiles headed for the US. Gotta practice tracking something! I guess that day it was you!

Heres a link
http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/program/abl.htm
 

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With the exception of simple red-light small arms laser sights, military lasers operate on much more powerful (longer) wavelengths than the visual spectrum of red or green lasers. Military lasers use neodynium technology with wavelengths in 4 or more digits and operate beyond the human visual range, whereas the green lasers use a neodydium technology in the 3-digit wavelengths. It wasn't a military laser.

Green lasers are the new rage - where you can buy a red laser from a dollar store or a pet store, a green laser will cost you around $100 and are harder to aquire. It is brighter and has a much farther range, which is why you usually only see green lasers in quality "laser shows". Red just can't cut it, doesn't have the range and dispersal patterns are higher, nor can most red lasers touch an airplane at 30,000 feet. A green laser has a more complicated technology, is a much more efficient laser (although requiring a lot more energy than a red laser, so is debatable), has a tighter dispersal pattern and would have no problem touching an airplane at 30,000 feet.
 
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