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A kid in control tower in JFK

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Saw this on Today this a.m. Interesting, to say the least.

    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/national/article/JFKGAT03_20100303-084201/328016/
     
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    What, no "take your kid to work day" in the FAA?
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Scraps is a boy dog, isn't he?
     
  4. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    Best line of the story, "Adios amigo." I doubt that's your usual air traffic controller verbage.
     
  5. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Well, that depends.

    English is the standard ATC language, but if the pilot and the ATC controller are comfortable in another language, they can use that as well. And there's always some sort of "See ya" or "Good day" verbage that gets tagged on at the end.

    I have kind of mixed emotions on this one. Obviously, this probably wasn't a great idea, but I think it's more a "no harm, no foul" situation. Safety is priority number one and this lacks that.

    Neal Boortz was talking about this this morning. He's a pilot as well and he had little issue with it. I tend to agree with him.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I agree. Now if they let a kid perform brain surgery or something, I might object.
     
  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    I can't come up with a better way to think of the children.
     
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Guess the kid will have to find another way to learn about sniffing glue.
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The kid got bored watching gladiator movies.
     
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm a tad torn - clearly it doesn't look good. But it is obvious dad/mom was there feeding the lines. Not like they said, "Yo, out to grab a smoke, Johnny. Bring in JetBlue171 while I'm gone."
     
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    According to CBS noon news in NYC, the controller who turned the mic over to his kid might be fired.
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I can't say he's not deserving, but I'm a compassionate person, so I just hope he didn't have the fish.
     
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