ok, so I know about not pointing lasers at aircraft etc as a distraction to the pilot and alike, but my question is this:
I am soon to be taking receipt of a new pair of leica range finder bins and on my stalking ground I am on the flight path for RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath.
Very often US Air force planes and choppers come in low over my permission and in the past I would have thought nothing of having a closer look with the bins.
It got me thinking though, that if I were to rangefind said aircraft, presumably military craft especially would detect a laser (albeit an invisible one) and this could result in me having to answer some awkward questions from military police etc?
Anyone in the know got any thoughts? Clearly the easiest thing to do is just not do it, but the child in me would be wanting to know how high or far away the plane was.....?