A real life Pushing Tin at JFK Get a closer glimpse at a moment in the life of an air-traffic controller—it's not for the weak of heart! Budget Travel Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007, 11:29 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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dec 19 2007

A real life Pushing Tin at JFK

The chaos on the runways at J.F.K. airport can be dramatic from time to time. For a sampling, listen to this audio clip. It's a recording of a tough-talking "New Yawker" who's a ground controller. His job is to choreograph the movement of airplanes on the tarmac. But on this day, he's nearly overwhelmed, sounding completely confused about where the planes are.

Luckily, he isn't directing planes in the sky. If he was, we wouldn't have shared an audio clip with you because it would have been too frightening!

[audio clip via the Telstar Logistics blog]

EARLIER A Southwest pilot blogs about runway delays.

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