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Laser pointer usage tips

These are the pages in this section:

  • Why laser beams seem to end - - A person aiming a laser into the night sky will see the beam as if it ends. While it may look as if the beam cannot reach an aircraft, this is wrong — the beam never ends. This page explains why.

  • Tips for bird dispersal - Lasers can be used to break up and disperse nuisance birds, but it needs to be done right.

  • Emergency signaling lasers - Description of some lasers which are legal to aim at aircraft and vehicles in an emergency rescue situation.