Live near an airport? Your laser holiday lights could be dangerous.
The FAA is warning homeowners that laser light displays, if not used correctly, are bright enough to temporarily blind a pilot. Laser displays are the newest holiday lighting fad, but pilots from passing planes have reported that the direct lights are reaching miles into the sky.
Last year the FBI produced a video simulation of a laser hitting a plane. You can watch it here, but the results are potentially catastrophic.
If you are using laser lights, be sure that the lights are aimed at your house and the not directed upward. If the box is aimed a little high, some of the laser lights will not hit the roof of the house, but shine into space.
Addison Airport is one of the most successful single runway general aviation airports in the country. It has approximately 90,000 take offs and landings every year and lasers have already posed a risk for incoming pilots this holiday season. Please help keep our skies over Addison safe by properly positioning your holiday laser show!