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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2009, 12:25:06 AM »

...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!  huh

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.  wink

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.


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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 08:43:30 AM »

Guess you learn something new everyday!  grin I didn't know the CRJ was considered a large aircraft...I would have said medium...
Thanks for the info!
Well, in the FAA definitions, there is no "medium" class.
You have small (less than 12 500 lbs), Large (heavier than 12 500, but not more than 255 000) and heavy (more than 255 000)
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 08:57:37 AM »

oh..i guess i could add on to this...all airplanes have a maximum turbulent air penetration speed. So no matter what is causing the rough air..pilots can only fly so fast through it.  So 180 knots (assigned by the controller) might be above that max airspeed
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