Child allowed to direct air traffic control at JFK The son of an air traffic controller talked to pilots on the runway. He cleared an Air Mexico flight for take off, saying, "Adios, amigo." Budget Travel Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010, 9:51 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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mar 03 2010

Child allowed to direct air traffic control at JFK

Funny or scary? The FAA is investigating why the child of an air traffic controller was allowed to talk to pilots at JFK airport on February 17.

For a brief time, the child cleared planes for take-off. You can listen to the kid, here:

Forty years ago, a father might take one of his kids to work and something like this might have happened and no one would've noticed. But nowadays, everybody's watching.


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