Five drifters rescued after six hours - Seychelles

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Bob DBF

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Myself, I'd be aiming as soon as I saw the plane....

"The agency takes enforcement action against those who violate Federal Aviation Regulations by shining lasers at aircraft, imposing civil penalties of up to $11,000 per violation."

Might be worth it if lost at sea, don't know what penalties other countries have.
 

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Those itty bitty lasers are good for playing with your cat.

If you want to get a pilot’s attention using a laser, you’re going to want a maritime hailing laser.
 

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"The agency takes enforcement action against those who violate Federal Aviation Regulations by shining lasers at aircraft, imposing civil penalties of up to $11,000 per violation."

Might be worth it if lost at sea, don't know what penalties other countries have.
I'm just curious what people think...
 
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I have a feeling that somebody lost at sea would worry about the repercussions AFTER being rescued.
Sure, but planning on using a laser to blind a pilot is a poor plan.
 

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I think for starters you need a rescue aircraft actively looking for you from a fairly low altitude. In which case a CREE LED flashlight at night, or a mirror at light-o'clock should work almost as well.

If you want to flag a commercial airliner doing 900 km/h 10 km up and not looking down at all, you'll need one of these:

 
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