Heads up, lackwits. Shine a laser on an aircraft and go directly to jail. Get it?
Yes, I’m talking to you, bozo-in-the-northern-suburbs-of-Melbourne, who tried to disrupt the landing of my flight last Sunday night. Tool.
It’s astonishing how dumb this practice is. Not only is it dangerous – you can cause a serious accident by distracting a pilot travelling over your own house, but – and I don’t know if you understand this – but they can see you, too. You think you’re anonymous? I could probably give you the precise address of the person mentioned in paragraph two. You’re putting a dirty great ‘google maps’ pointer over your own house. Not anonymous, not clever.
This is one of those ‘Darwin Award‘ crimes. Hopefully it’ll go the way of the dodo.