An Irish pilot arguing with a New York air traffic controller is kind of hilarious


“It’s not my first day in New York. It’s not my first day in an aircraft. I did what I had to do. GOOD DAY.” So concluded a tiff between an Aer Lingus pilot caught in a jam and the New York City air traffic controller scolding him for said jam. It’s pretty hilarious.

There’s a lot of pilot-speak in this one, so if you haven’t watched it yet, I’ll help set it up a bit.

I don’t know if I’d call it an argument or hilarious but it is an at times testy exchange between the two and a little insight as to what all involved have to deal with in order to get us safely through the air.