...at th 27 sec mark, he says " Ah we're up here in the airplane sir, but thanks for your concern."
What? That made no sense!
And yes, seperation behind a B757 is five miles, as with most heavy aircraft.
And just to split hairs here...Comair is an airline...not a manufacture. The aircraft in question is a
Canadair CRJ, built by Bombardier.
makes perfect sence
they were getting turb..saying they don't know if it's off the B757 or not, and the controller says "hes 6 ahead you have plenty of room"
pilot then says "Ah we're up here in the airplane sir, but thanks for your concern" meaning we are feeling something so we are being careful, you are in the tower, we are in here trying to not endanger our lives
Exactly, well put.
I don't think they were out of line at all. The pilots have final authority and if they were getting wake or just hitting rough air, they were still feeling something and were just taking care of themselves and the passengers. None of us were in the flight deck at the time, and neither was the controller, so the pilot(s) were just using their best judgment in regards to safety.