I work the CAMRN inbounds at ZNY at the Dixie sector. Unless you're flying during our midshift, generally midnight - 6:30 am, YOUR ARE ASSIGNED a speed restriction, either 250kts or 210kts. There are no exceptions outside those times. In this scenario you cannot tell if he came through Lendy or Camrn, nor can you tell what time either. However, from the tone(or NY attitude some of you will say) of the controller's voice he was expecting the JBU to be at 250kts. What the general public doesn't understand is that I receive traffic from ZDC at the lowest usable flight level. It is quite common that pilots will beg for decent instructions as soon as possible because the distance from when they enter to my sector to Camrn instersection makes it "entertaining" on days when it's VFR and a million with calm winds to make these restrictions. When there's a big tailwind we have ZDC assign 250kts by the time they enter my airspace so they descend and slow in time. IF this scenario pertained to the Camrn sector then my bet is that the trailing aircraft was issued "Cross Camrn intersection at one one thousand at 250kts, JFK altimeter XX.XX . What this means is that the aircraft has a pilot's discretion to descend at his own discretion AND do whatever speed he wants but must cross Camrn at that altitude and that speed and maintain them until otherwise told. What's missing hear is that the trailing aircraft is coming in high and fast. 250kts at 17000 is faster than 250kts at 11000. All too often I catch pilots assuming things they shouldn't. Everyday I see some pilot that thinks they can deviate from there route of flight without letting the controller know. Or slowing down from an assigned speed because of the rides. Or taking there time when they're issued vectors for intrail restrictions. Or crying for a deviation from weather which will, in effect, give them their shortcut after being denied a shortcut for whatever reason. As a controller I'm counted on to keep planes apart, safely and expeditiously. Nowadays, there's another factor I must consider. Due to our imposed work rules we will lose out on any pay raise and possibly be fired for loss of separation. The NY airspace is the most complex airspace IN THE WORLD. To the person who posted that there's another area that even comes close, you'll need to enlighten me where that is. For the size of our airspace + the volume we move + the number of airports in close proximity to each other, I take exception to your statement. According to the FAA Admistrator's Fact Book we're 2nd in traffic volume, narrowly beat out by ZTL. Combine that with our miniscule amount of airspace and you've got yourself some eventful stories at the day's end. So IF this was JBU fault for not adhering to instructions, I would have done the same as the controller noted here. I don't have the time to wait for JBU to increase his speed. The trailing aircraft shouldn't have to be penalize with vectors to follow this either. It's kind of ironic that pilot can acknowledge complicated instructions with "roger" or "ok" or an abbrviated version of what a controller says and then complain when a controller gets upset when a pilot is being lazy, which I supect is the case here.
And to all those people who think New York attitudes should not be tolerated, work a day where we work and see how long you'll be passive when a pilot doesn't do what he/she is suppose to do. Couple that with our HORRIBLE management and make sure you take out a hefty life insurance policy for your spouse and kids. Now, I'm not saying there aren't any morons that I work with. I'm just saying I need to have that type A personality. YOU need that personality as well. I just got home from work a few hours ago. Weather was all around us tonight. My friend had a BWI arrival make a 120 degree right turn away from weather and refused to go through weather that 40 others went through. He was heading straight for other traffic. Of course the pilot has the final say on what he flies through. But from a controller's viewpoint, how do we handle this situation? You can't compare it to driving a car. Cars can stop behind you if you NEED to stop. And if you do stop, you pull over to the side and lets the others behind you pass you. And this is exactly what I see in this scenario.