Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Getting Your Airplanes in a Twist

This has to be one of the funniest ATC clips I've ever heard. It's like a Who's on First with airliners.

Basically, the ground controller at New York City's John F. Kennedy airport winds up with a nice tangle of airplanes coming and going - and he's got to sort them out. Various Jet Blue, Alitalia, DHL, AirTran, Air France, and other carrier flights (with a corporate jet thrown in for fun:) ) wind up behind each other and pointed at each other. Lots of sarcasm and wit ensue.

Take a listen:

And here's a visual aid:
JFK Airport Diagram