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BIZARRE: Kid Directs Air Traffic at JFK

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 12:15 pm in Just Bizarre.

airport Sounds like someone took the notion of “Take Your Kid to Work Day” more than a tad too far. The FAA is investigating why a child directed air traffic at New York City’s main airport a couple of weeks ago. The transmission includes the youngster prepping pilots for takeoff and an adult telling the pilots, “This is what you get, guys, when the kids are out of school.”

The aircraft control tower employees involved have been pulled from their JFK traffic control desks while the FAA investigates. Gee, ya think? Somehow we’d thought unauthorized people weren’t allowed anywhere near air traffic control during takeoffs and landings at one of the planet’s largest airports… on account of the potential to cause, you know, distractions and catastrophic plane crashes and whatnot… Maybe that’s only in Bruce Willis movies…

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