The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating employees at the John F. Kennedy International Airport air-traffic control tower for apparently allowing at least two school-age children to transmit directions to pilots.

Some happy-go-lucky people consider this to be a rather “cute” or “harmless” bit of fun. It was, in fact, neither cute nor harmless and could have resulted in a horrific disaster. Whoever was responsible for this gross breach of airline safety should be immediately fired if not also charged with criminal actions. If anything, the guilty party and kid should be confined to spending a lengthy future playing Microsoft Flight Simulator together. There is no excuse for this and we should be grateful to survive the whims of these and other idiots.

Update: CHILD’S PLAY–TWICE–AT JFK! [in one week!]