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FAA not amused as kid gives directions to pilots in Kennedy Airport’s air-traffic control tower

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Employees at the Kennedy Airport air-traffic control tower are under federal investigation for apparently allowing a school-age kid to give directions to pilots.

The youngster, seemingly under adult supervision, makes five transmissions to amused pilots on a tape obtained by Channel 26 in Boston and confirmed as genuine by the Federal Aviation Authority.

One exchange went like this:

JFK TOWER: JetBlue 171 contact departure

PILOT: Over to departure JetBlue 171, awesome job.

A male voice then comes on with a laugh.

JFK TOWER: That’s what you get, guys, when the kids are out of school.

Later, the kid clears another pilot for takeoff and says, “Adios, amigo.” The pilot responds with the same wish.

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