Air Traffic Controller Brings Kids to Work

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  1. Kona

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    JFK Air traffic controller brought his kids to work and let them speak to pilots in the area. He got suspended for this. Heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4s2irdJpEk

    I personally think this is being blown out of proportion. It gets kinda old hearing the same thing on ATC all day and the pilots seemed to get a kick out of the new voice.

    Sorry Scarface88 for the repost- Didnt know buddy!
     
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  2. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    I agree, what's the big deal! I'm sure the dad was instructing him on what to say! :embarassed:
     

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    maynardwix Notre Dame Fan!

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    ****.. that kid's bilingual give'm a job!
     
  5. bennwj

    bennwj Command Sergeant Major (retired) Silver Member

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    We should have the TSA folks bring THEIR kids to the job. Might have some common sense security on that day.
     
  6. handyman

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    The kid did a good job, but now days not a good idea.
     
  7. ElevatedThreat

    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    Tempest in a tea pot.

    Dad's have been letting their kids sit on their laps and "help" with Daddy's job as long as there have been parents.

    People with their panties in a wad are turning a Norman Rockwell parenting moment into a family trauma.

    (We can't question why a bunch of Jihadists wanted no-landing, crashing-only flying lessons, but a Dad can't let little Johnny talk on the tower radio....)

    -ET
     
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  8. STAR_or_we_will_fire

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    I thought the kid sound pretty clean and professional. :) Dad was instruction., I'm sure. The media having us paying attention to the non important things. :) Just doing there job. :faint:
     

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    Times change...My dad was a Med Tech in a hospital lab...He ran blood tests of all kinds...When I was in elementry school we had days off and he'd take me to the lab and let ME run some of the blood tests.....today he'd be fired and sued, but those were the days....How times change...
     
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    I love it!!! I think it's great! No one was in danger and in fact, it seems like the pilots not only understood the directions better but paid more attention. Why??? The kid broke up the 'norm'.

    Maybe more kids should direct airplanes?
     
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    I could understand the kid better than the ATC down in Miami!
     
  13. STAR_or_we_will_fire

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    I hear ya. I recall when I was 9 I would go to the base with my dad on weekends and I would run a muck. I loved climbing on the tanks and hanging out in the motorpool. I even got to play in the supply room. :) no joke!! Then I would run around with my brother throwing paper airplanes in the offices. I would probably be a terrorist now for doing this stuff.
     
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    Whole lotta nothing.
     
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    It's NY. If a dog steps on a manhole cover, and gets shocked, but not seriously injured, there has to be a panel of nine people gathered to conduct a 120 day investigation.

    If we vie for the Olympics, and some other city gets it - yep, 9 panel members, conducting a 3 yr, $41M study to understand why we lost.

    If crime rates fall 0.00001%, see above.

    NY - where much ado about nothing is taken to new levels of stupidity.


    'Drew
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    My mom was a pharmacist, and I got to make IV's find drugs for her, and help send drugs and order to different parts of the hospital. Infact, just about every time I've gone to see her at work, for anything, I end up sending atleast one tube out in the delivery system.


    My dad was a Combat Air Control I went to work with him many times. Hung out in his office, and generally caused chaos around the barracks.
     
  18. larry_minn

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    I agree no big deal. Father was there and giving instructions, IF the kid made any mistakes the father could have easily corrected. Its not like they were in tight situation.
     
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    Why is this a big deal? The are lots Kids who are pilots and fly airplanes. they routinely talk to towers during those flights. Whats the big deal as long as they are supervised?
     
  20. Just1More

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    It's ok until something goes wrong. Not a good idea and I'd be PO'd if I was a passenger.