In an incident that happened two weeks ago a child’s voice was heard over the airwaves directing traffic at JFK international airport in New York. The child was out of school and at work with his parent. Unwisely the parent allowed the child to direct aircraft taking off.
As the aircraft were getting ready for takeoff a child’s voice can be heard to saying “Jet Blue 171, cleared for take-off.” The pilot responded according to protocol and afterwards you can hear a pilot say “I wish I could bring my child to work”.
The FAA’s reaction was not so humorous as they have suspended the offending air traffic controller. “This behaviour is not acceptable and does not demonstrate the kind of professionalism expected from all FAA employees,” the agency said.