I’ll start by saying @jakcharvat is providing excellent service on multiple Center frequencies above the Leeward Antilles during today’s FNF.
So onto my Friday rant…
I keep hearing pilots, some of whom are quite experienced, incessantly requesting frequency changes on from the Center controller. These are almost never necessary! For example, as soon as I crossed out of the FIR, the controller approved my frequency change without me needing to ask. It annoys the bejesus out of me, because I know he’s providing approach vectors and spacing arriving traffic at a busy airfield as well as monitoring all of the other traffic in the controlled airspace.
Pilots, unless you’re certain the controller has forgotten about you, let’s be patient and lay off!