After five air traffic controllers were caught falling asleep on the job, another one has been suspended for a new reason. Early Sunday morning at the busy Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center, baffled pilots heard about three minutes of a movie soundtrack coming over their radios. Turns out the controller had accidentally turned on his microphone while watching a DVD on a portable player instead of watching the radar screen. Neither the name of the controller or the movie have been released.
- I heard he was watching the movie I was in with Jay Leno and Pat Morita… “Collision Course”.
- Apparently he misunderstood the meaning of “inflight movie”.
- We already have to pay extra for seats, luggage and carry-on’s… maybe this is just the first step towards charging us $30 bucks to have an air traffic controller actually control the air traffic.