Hello everyone! I bring to you a question regarding center. This morning I was approaching JFK and Washington, JFK, and BOS center were active all by the same dude. I checked into BOS center at 38,000 feet and everything when fine. Please note that there was NO OTHER ATC in the NYC area it was just center. I got to 18000, which is the altitude that the approach frequency picks me up if there was one. After tuning out of center I kept getting called back until I was givin a violation.
So, was I in the wrong for leaving center below 18000? Center is usually only used for high altitude flying. I know they can give radar vectors and such, but I didn’t ask for them. So, should have I stayed on the frequency, or do I have every right to switch after hitting 18,000 feet?
Thanks and happy flying!!