Two controllers allowed a child to issue commands to pilots from the ground and tower controllers positions.
Pilots were heard to express amusement when answering the young boy, with some even going as far as having general chit-chat over the airwaves with him.
In one exchange, the boy is heard to say "JetBlue 171 contact Departure" to which the pilot replied "Over to Departure, JetBlue 171, awesome job kid!"
It turns out that the boy was the son of a JFK Tower Controller who was with him to have a look around while on his school holidays.
The guy has now been suspended, pending an FAA investigation which will probably result in him losing his job.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association have launched a scathing attack on the controller stating that he was unprofessional and put the lives of hundreds of people at risk at Kennedy Airport.
As far as I am concerned, they can shove that opinion up their collective asses!