(NBC) - Laser pointers and aircraft don't mix..
So the FBI has launched a nationwide campaign offering cash rewards for information leading to an arrest of people who point lasers at aircraft.
The FBI will offer rewards of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of anyone who has aimed a laser at any type of aircraft since 2012.
That's when the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act made the act a felony.
Laser-pointing incidents have been a problem at airports around the country.
Pilots say the laser light produces a flash similar to that of a camera when it hits the cockpit and can cause permanent damage to the pilots' eyes.
Shining a laser at aircraft is a federal felony offense and carries penalties of up to five years in prison and potential fines of up to $250,000.