Hitting aircraft with a laser beam can land you in jail in the U.S.A. but not in Egypt (and it looks pretty cool)

July 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Pointing a laser beam on an aircraft can land you in the jail if you were in the US. But that is not the case if you happen to be in the middle of in Egypt’s Tahrir Square this past weekend..  And you might even get a lot of support for doing so if that said aircraft is hovering and monitoring the swell of protesters gathered at the public square.. Here is a shot of the awesome laser-on-helicopter show via The Atlantic’s In Focus

Laser Painted Helicopter in Cairo’s Tahrir Square (image courtesy: Reuters via The Atlantic)

Another view of the laser shots from the ground (Image Courtesy: AP Photo via The Atlantic)

Ground to air perspective of the laser shots at the helicopter (image courtesy: AFP via The Atlantic)

Here is a video of the June 30, 2013 incident showing the military helicopter illuminated by green laser lights from below, as it flies above Tahrir Square while a huge crowd of protesters opposing Egyptian President Morsi shout slogans against him and Brotherhood members, in Cairo.