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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : zfw.artcc|
Last 2 trip sequences I have noticed an alarming development in-flight. ATC 'quibbling' or giving their interpretation with my flight and other flts in the area of the intensity of the thunderstorms observed visually and on radar; obviously attempting to wrongfully convince the crews to steer closer or even into the storms. This should be ceased immediately. Under no circumstances should a pilot of an air carrier aircraft allow this to get started or continue. Air carrier has been issued a bulletin in an apparent attempt to justify this new and unsafe development.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR FO RPTS SEVERAL INSTANCES OF ATC DISAGREEMENTS WITH FLT CREW OVER WX SEVERITY; APPARENTLY WITH THE INTENT OF REDUCING THE SPACING BTWN THE WX AND THE FLT.
Narrative: LAST 2 TRIP SEQUENCES I HAVE NOTICED AN ALARMING DEVELOPMENT INFLT. ATC 'QUIBBLING' OR GIVING THEIR INTERP WITH MY FLT AND OTHER FLTS IN THE AREA OF THE INTENSITY OF THE TSTMS OBSERVED VISUALLY AND ON RADAR; OBVIOUSLY ATTEMPTING TO WRONGFULLY CONVINCE THE CREWS TO STEER CLOSER OR EVEN INTO THE STORMS. THIS SHOULD BE CEASED IMMEDIATELY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD A PLT OF AN ACR ACFT ALLOW THIS TO GET STARTED OR CONTINUE. ACR HAS BEEN ISSUED A BULLETIN IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY THIS NEW AND UNSAFE DEVELOPMENT.
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.