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(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Air gun” means a hand pistol or rifle that propels its projectile by means of releasing compressed air, carbon dioxide or other gas.
(2) “Spring-operated gun” means a hand pistol or rifle that propels a projectile not less than four nor more than five millimeters in diameter by means of a spring.
(3) “Airport operational surface” means any surface of land or water that is developed, posted or marked so as to give an observer reasonable notice that the surface is designed and developed for the purpose of storing, parking, taxiing or operating aircraft, or any surface of land or water that is actually being used for any of those purposes.
(b) No person shall do either of the following:
(1) Knowingly throw an object at, or drop an object upon, any moving aircraft; or
(2) Knowingly shoot with a bow and arrow, or knowingly discharge a firearm, air gun or spring-operated gun, at or toward any aircraft.
(c) No person shall knowingly or recklessly shoot with a bow and arrow, or shall knowingly or recklessly discharge a firearm, air gun or spring-operated gun, upon or over any airport operational surface. This subsection does not apply to the following:
(1) An officer, agent or employee of the Municipality, the State, any other state or the United States, or a law enforcement officer, authorized to discharge firearms and acting within the scope of the officer's, agent's or employee's duties;
(2) A person who, with the consent of the owner or operator of the airport operational surface or the authorized agent of either, is lawfully engaged in any hunting or sporting activity or is otherwise lawfully discharging a firearm.
(d) Whoever violates subsection (b) hereof is guilty of endangering aircraft, a misdemeanor of the first degree, provided the violation does not create a risk of physical harm to any person and provided the aircraft that is the subject of the violation is not occupied. The penalty shall be as provided in Section 698.02.
(e) Whoever violates subsection (c) hereof is guilty of endangering airport operations, a misdemeanor of the second degree, provided the violation does not create a risk or a substantial risk of physical harm to any person. The penalty shall be as provided in Section 698.02. In addition to any other penalty or sanction imposed for the violation, the hunting license or permit of a person who violates subsection (c) hereof while hunting shall be suspended or revoked pursuant to Ohio R.C. 1533.68.