Maybe I'm missing something with these "laser flares."
I still have a problem with how you expect them to work. So, let me describe how I am foreseeing their use:
I'm lost in the middle of nowhere. Search parties are out, planes and helicopters are out searching for me.
I, in my bedraggled state, hear a helicoptor flying 2 or 3 miles from me. I whip out my handy Laser Flare, run frantically to a clearing and see the helicopter moving at an angle to me. So, I aim my laser at the helicopter as it's moving. My goal, I would assume, is to hit the cockpit consistently enough for the pilot/copilot/crew to notice my green flickering light.
In other words, I have to aim and hit an area about 2/3rds the size of a garage door, 2 miles away flying at 20-50 miles per hour?
And this would be better than a personal strobe. . .how?
Don't get me wrong, I find the idea intriguing, but I just don't see the practical application of it being as easy as, say, flipping a switch on a strobe and standing in a clearing (or raising the strobe above the canopy level).
Not to mention, a strobe is a helluva lot cheaper (though, granted, not as much fun to play with the dog).