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[TowerTalk] New Lightning Protection Method

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Subject: [TowerTalk] New Lightning Protection Method
From: (Chris R. Burger)
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 08:47:58 +200
KM3V wrote:
> using lasers to redirect lightning strokes to a "safe" destination.
> Just the thing for you experimenters out there!
Several recent aviation magazines refer to recent incidents of crew 
incapacitation due to ground-based lasers.  One recent incident was 
over Las Vegas NV, where the copilot of a commercial flight was 
blinded by an advertising laser.  The captain managed to land the 

Keep this kind of thing in mind; the FAA and the airlines may not 
take kindly to high-intensity lasers emanating from your hilltop QTH!

Chris R. Burger
Hilltop QTH owner and licensed Airline Transport Pilot

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