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US: FAA gives reasons for laser pointer incidents

A February 15 2022 article in Aviation Week said the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration "has compiled a list of possible reasons laser pointer incidents continue. They include:
• The availability of inexpensive lasers
• The abundance of lasers in stores and online
• The number of lasers given as gifts
• Stronger power levels that enable lasers to hit aircraft at higher altitudes
• Green lasers, which are more visible to the human eye than red ones
• Greater awareness by pilots reporting laser incidents, due in large part to the FAA’s extensive outreach program."

The information appears in a story, written by Rob Mark, titled "What's Behind The Rise In Laser Pointer Incidents?" Some other reasons discussed in the article include the difficulty in finding perpetrators, and the fact that fines and jail do not appear to be a deterrent.