Taking Sons to Work Backfires on Air Traffic Controller

March 4, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ An air traffic controller at New York’s JFK airport has been relieved of his duties for allowing his young sons to give directions to pilots.

In removing the controller and his supervisor from duty, the Federal Aviation Administration stated only licensed controllers or trainees where allowed to communicate with pilots.

In a statement, the FAA said, “This behavior is not acceptable and does not demonstrate the kind of professionalism expected from all FAA employees.”

On the taped recording of the transmissions, some pilots sounded amused, with one saying “awesome job” to one of the children and another “I wish I could bring my kid to the office.”

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