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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewb.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zbw.artcc|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cardinal 177/177RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 19|
flight time total : 1389
flight time type : 1312
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : k90.tracon|
Cape approach has started a new procedural attitude whereby they are duly following correct legal procedures; but have now departed from common sense. I am told this is result of a potential union strike pressure. They are now holding a distinct cutoff line a few miles south from ewb airport and now want pilots to contact providence approach those 3-4 miles; and then get a handoff to them. In the past 20 yrs; the would not make you go through this procedure which is time consuming; burdensome; and will cause pilots (VFR) not to use the system. I recommend an exception is made for flts south of ewb to allow cape approach to also work this area. In the summer alone; there are probably 75 flts a day between ewb and mvy; and using providence approach for 3 miles is ridiculous.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C177 PLT EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING AN APPARENT NEW ATC PROC AT K90 THAT REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL FREQ CHANGE FOR VFR TFC.
Narrative: CAPE APCH HAS STARTED A NEW PROCEDURAL ATTITUDE WHEREBY THEY ARE DULY FOLLOWING CORRECT LEGAL PROCS; BUT HAVE NOW DEPARTED FROM COMMON SENSE. I AM TOLD THIS IS RESULT OF A POTENTIAL UNION STRIKE PRESSURE. THEY ARE NOW HOLDING A DISTINCT CUTOFF LINE A FEW MILES S FROM EWB ARPT AND NOW WANT PLTS TO CONTACT PROVIDENCE APCH THOSE 3-4 MILES; AND THEN GET A HDOF TO THEM. IN THE PAST 20 YRS; THE WOULD NOT MAKE YOU GO THROUGH THIS PROC WHICH IS TIME CONSUMING; BURDENSOME; AND WILL CAUSE PLTS (VFR) NOT TO USE THE SYS. I RECOMMEND AN EXCEPTION IS MADE FOR FLTS SOUTH OF EWB TO ALLOW CAPE APCH TO ALSO WORK THIS AREA. IN THE SUMMER ALONE; THERE ARE PROBABLY 75 FLTS A DAY BETWEEN EWB AND MVY; AND USING PROVIDENCE APCH FOR 3 MILES IS RIDICULOUS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.