National Police Air Service (NPAS)

NPAS comments on new laser laws

Ollie Dismore, Director of Operations for the National Police Air Service said:
“NPAS welcomes this change in legislation which will provide absolute clarity on the danger these devices present and how seriously attacks will be taken.

While NPAS is often in the firing line, as an easy target in the night sky, I just ask people to think before shining their laser anywhere inappropriate. In the case of our aircraft we have to break off from the task we are on, in order to safeguard the crew, with obvious impact on the search or other task we are engaged in at the time.  In the case of an airliner the consequences could be far more serious – it really is not worth the risk.”

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