FAA: Stony Brook controller let kids radio pilots
The JFK air traffic controller who allowed two children to radio instructions to several pilots is a Stony Brook man, according to federal aviation officials.
The Federal Aviation Administration says Glenn Duffy, a veteran air traffic controller, brought his son and daughter to work and permitted them to relay radio instructions to pilots.
According to audio recordings, Duffy allowed his son to communicate with pilots five different times on Feb. 16, and his daughter twice on Feb. 17.
The FAA has come out and said ?these kinds of distractions are totally unacceptable."
Duffy and his supervisor have been suspended with pay.
Click here to hear the audio tapes.