LISTEN: Aer Lingus pilot expertly handles New York air traffic controller in mid-flight spat 3 years ago

LISTEN: Aer Lingus pilot expertly handles New York air traffic controller in mid-flight spat

"My boss will be in contact with your boss."

A tense exchange of views between an air traffic controller in New York and an Aer Lingus pilot has caught the attention of a number of social media users after it was uploaded to YouTube by Dublin Aviation.

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Flight EI104 was travelling from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City to Dublin Airport at 5.15pm local time on 22 July, when a spat began between the two men when a potential threat to the aircraft was spotted.

The air traffic controller talks about the weather situation down below and begins instructing the pilot on how to control the plane.

The Aer Lingus pilot doesn't take kindly to this, stating that "this is not my first time in New York" and "this is not my first time in an aircraft!"

Despite the air traffic controllers consistent protestations, the Irish pilot was well able to handle him. Expect harsh tones, strained voices and exasperated sighs.

Clip via Dublin Aviation

"And before I go, we didn't create any situation, we flew the aircraft in a safe manner and my boss will be in contact with your boss. Good day."

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Looks like it's not his first rodeo.

Comments underneath the video commend the pilot for his steady tone, claiming that he was totally correct in his actions.