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Question for you ATC

AAPalmTree

Well-Known Member
#1
We were on descent coming into a busy center/approach area with wx. We asked for 5 to 10 right for a small area of wx no more than 3-5 miles in diameter. The response was “everybody’s going through that you’ll be fine.” Couldn’t get another word in and wanted to respect your airspace by not deviating on our own. We clearly knew this weather would not pose a serous threat to safety but nevertheless we didn’t want to fly through it by choice. We encountered 30 seconds moderate turbulence that could have been easily avoidable. I have been thoroughly impressed with ATC for numerous reasons. This one left a bad taste in my mouth.
What gives?
 

NovemberEcho

Dergs favorite member
#3
Sometimes I just don't have room for you to deviate due to other traffic, but if that was the case I certainly wouldn't have been so glib about it. This scenario sounds like the controller either just didn't want to do coordination or didn't justify their reasoning properly.
 

learhawkerbe400

Well-Known Member
#4
Sometimes I just don't have room for you to deviate due to other traffic, but if that was the case I certainly wouldn't have been so glib about it. This scenario sounds like the controller either just didn't want to do coordination or didn't justify their reasoning properly.
I get yal are super busy and there’s a lot more going on that we pilots don’t see.

However, I’m not going to charge through some weather bc of some lines painted on a radar scope.
 

N90-EWR

Well-Known Member
#7
I would never decline a deviation for airspace.
Traffic though...

This right here! I could care less about lines painted on my scope. If you need to deviate for weather and there's no traffic conflicts, I'll make the necessary point outs to accommodate the deviation request, but if there is a traffic conflict that changes things. My first priority is to keep metal from hitting metal.