maybe if the pilot keep his little smart arss comment at the end to him self the controller wouldnt have replyed.
i guess a controller cant ask pilots questions any more with out haveing to listen to their lip.to me it was the pilot mouthing off on this one.
And yet who would be the bigger and better man in this? Are you willing to drop who and what you are as a person to mouth off back to someone else? Especially when it is getting TAPED?
Really nice bit of character there.
Granted, it shouldn't have made it to that point on either side (pilot's and controller's), but neither the pilot nor the controller is ALWAYS right.