There is a news item that on February 16 an Air Traffic Controller at the JFK Airport in New York took his child to the Control Tower and let him direct the departure of a flight.
The Air Traffic Controller and his Supervisor were suspended. Investigation is pending. This is against FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) rule. Many people are outraged at this because it endangers the plane and the passengers. But some people, including the pilot who received the take off instruction from the child, think it is no big deal. That pilot is finding it as amusing.
In light of this, I have some suggestions:
We should let a surgeon’s child operate a patient.
I won’t say we should let a gynecologist’s child deliver a baby via cesarian section. That has already been done in India.
We should let a commercial pilot’s child fly a passenger plane.
We should let an investment banker’s child make a multi million dollar deal.
We should let a soldier’s child guard our borders.
We should let a politician’s child run the country. Come to think of it, in some countries, it is happening.
We should let a college professor’s child teach a course.
We should let a nurse’s child pass on the medication and inject medicines on patients.
We should let an engineer’s child build a dam or a bridge.
We should let a general’s child prepare a war strategy.
We should let a police inspector’s child go after a criminal.
We should let a bus driver’s child drive a bus.
We should let a lawyer’s child defend a person accused of murder.
May be these kids would do a better job than their dads. Who knows!