Mar 5, 2010

JFK control tower work is child’s play

An air traffic controller who allowed his young son to direct planes at one of the world's busiest airports serving over 90 airlines, let his daughter have her turn the very next day.

The controller, 48-year-old Glenn Duffy, allowed his daughter to direct two pilots at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport on February 17 this year.

The girl can be heard being prompted by an adult, believed to be her father, as she hesitantly cleared a Comair flight for takeoff.

The young girl also cleared a JetBlue flight for takeoff.

Just one day earlier, Duffy had allowed his son, believed to be between seven and ten years old, to direct three pilots.