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Lynch_Christopher
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« on: March 02, 2010, 10:29:10 PM »

I was watching this story on the news before. A controller is in trouble for letting a child direct air traffic.

Link to the story:
http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/national/child-directs-airplanes-over-radio-transmissions-at-jfk-airport
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 11:42:44 PM »

anyone know who it is?
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Lynch_Christopher
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 11:47:02 PM »

I don't think anyone is going to give out the name of the controller which is good since the whole thing is under investigation. If it were me I wouldn't want my name given out for the whole world to see. I am really surprised that he let his son direct aircraft in those transmissions.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 12:59:35 AM »

It would be in very poor taste to do that.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 01:22:57 AM »

It would be in very poor taste to do that.

And is in direct violation of one of the rules of behavior for these forums.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 04:21:47 AM »

I think its the guy I like listening to at JFK too. : (
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 07:50:35 AM »

Just heard the story on 1010 WINS news complete with a recording. The guy is on administrative leave while the FAA investigates it.

That sucks...
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 09:05:14 AM »

I saw the story.  I heard the clips and am very saddened by this.  Irritated to be exact.  Daddy was right there, in control, supervising. 

The dad and son just got a lesson in how crap runs downhill.  Its too bad the kid (who did a great job) will not be able to remember this fun day with his dad the way it was meant to be. 

Our society over reacts so much over the most petty things.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 09:43:05 AM »

It's one of the top stories on Miami talk radio this morning. I gotta go with NO BIG DEAL on this one because (don't tell any one) when I was a little older then this child, maybe 12, I too was a radio star at FLL. That was 40 years ago shocked
I think it's safe to assume that the controller that allowed this no longer works for the FAA grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 10:24:17 AM »

By what I heard, at no time was any aircraft's safety in jeopardy.  He was much easier to understand than some controllers I have listened to.

It's obviously that the real controller was giving the complicated instructions, junior only gave very easy instructions.  He did good.

Was it right?  Maybe not.  Did I like it?  Darn right I did.  Hope all works out for the controller or as the article states "controllers".

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 11:02:32 AM »

 huh The situation was 'controlled'  I have to agree that this is really no big deal.
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 11:36:20 AM »

That kid did better than some professionals I've heard.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 11:51:17 AM »

again the world press making something out of nothing!! the pilots  didnt seem to mind and im sure if they wernt happy with it they would have opened there mouths

yeah perhaps it was wrong but a slap on the wrist for all involved and a dont do it again would have been enough after all not like the kid was unsupervised. Well atleast when he goes back to school he will have a great story to tell  grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 12:18:00 PM »

again the world press making something out of nothing!! the pilots  didnt seem to mind and im sure if they wernt happy with it they would have opened there mouths

yeah perhaps it was wrong but a slap on the wrist for all involved and a dont do it again would have been enough after all not like the kid was unsupervised. Well atleast when he goes back to school he will have a great story to tell  grin

I agree completely. The press is blowing it out of proportion (like they always do..)

They make it seem like the child was unsupervised. From the audio it sounded like he was directing ground traffic with the help of his dad right next to him.

unfortunately, the controller will probably be fired for doing this..
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 12:26:48 PM »

I agree - the media has nothing better to do than this - which should be a non-story. I listened to the replay on liveATC, it was clearly during a very quiet time at JFK, the kid was doing great, the controller even announced what was going on so the pilots would not think it was a rogue comment from someone with a portable transceiver.

With the shortage of controllers & not many wanting to live in NY for the same pay as elsewhere, they should publicly reprimand the guy, and then privately just say "what were you thinking..?" and let it be done with.
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