If you’re going to shine a laser at an elevated cockpit, it’s going to cost you.
The federal Ministry of Transportation says if you even have a battery operated hand-held laser over one milliwatt in power on your person within 10 kilometres of an airport, you’ll be slapped with a $5000 fine.
President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority James Bogusz noted in recent times, this has been problematic lately.
“Here, at the Regina Airport, it looks like last year, there were three reported laser strikes on aircraft there were on approach to this airport,” he said.
Bogusz noted the fine is definitely a deterrent for those considering doing that and this is going to be very helpful for pilots across the country.
“I would speculate it’s a matter of them having the right teeth to do something if someone is found to be possessing one of these, for really no rational reason.”