Night Flight Concepts (Booth No. 3428) has announced an online course to educate flight crews about the growing threat from laser strikes. According to the FAA, the number of laser strikes directed at aircraft cockpits continues to increase, causing loss of situational awareness, flash blindness and retinal damage.
The Laser Eye Protection Program (LEPP), developed in cooperation with aerospace physiology consulting firm Delta P, is designed to teach aircrews the capabilities, limitations and preventative and evasive measures required to respond to laser strikes and how to mitigate their impact. Night Flight Concepts president Adam Aldous stressed that all flight crews should receive baseline retinal scans to assess vision performance and a way to measure damage from any laser strike.