Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kids direct air traffic control at JFK airport in NY!

Must have been "Take Your Kid To Work" day or something, but the Federal Aviation Administration is pissed!

A child's voice was recorded directing the air traffic at JFK airport in New York City, but he obviously has his father or guardian assisting him as heard on the tape.

Regardless of the pilots finding it funny, the FAA doesn't think it's a laughing matter releasing the following statement:

“Pending the outcome of our investigation, the employees involved in this incident are not controlling air traffic. This behavior is not acceptable and does not demonstrate the kind of professionalism expected from all FAA employees.”

Here's the video!

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1 comment:

Sings-With-Spirits said...

Just dock the personnel involved a week's pay and give them a slap on the wrist. The kids did well; relaying clear and precise instructions given by the controller.

Make sure it doesn't happen again and move on to more important matters like controller fatigue, the high stress level associated with the job and the high suicide rate.

They're making a storm out of a thimblefull of water.