A Lakeland, Fla. man faces 20 years in prison after aiming his laser pointer at a Polk County sheriffπs helicopter conducting a search-and-rescue mission. The laser caused the flight crew to become disoriented and abort the mission.
Polk County, Florida
Officials from the Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In and the Polk County (Fla.) School Board last month broke ground on a $7.5 million facility that will house the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), an aviation-oriented high school/career academy at the Sun ’n’ Fun organization’s Lakeland (Fla.) Airport headquarters. The facility will house up to 500 high school students at CFAA when it opens in August next year.