Flying my 172 near McGuire Air Force Base on Sunday, VFR with flight following from McGuire Approach. Two Air Force DC-10 tankers were practicing approaches as I flew by, and I offered to climb to stay out of their way. The controller asked me to climb and maintain 2,500 feet.Approach:"TAC 1, turn left, heading 330. Intercept the ILS 24, maintain 2,000' until established. Traffic is a 172 above you at 2,500'. Caution: wake turbulence."(Silence on the frequency. Did I hear right?)TAC 1:"Ahhh, Approach -- say again the traffic?"Approach (a new voice) :"TAC 1, disregard wake turbulence warning. Cleared for the approach."Me in my 172:"McGuire, 4RP. Why did you cancel the other guy's wake turbulence warning? You just made my day!"Approach:"Sorry about that, but I had to. I'm the only one here who can talk right now we're all laughing so hard!"Rabbi Don WeberMorganville, NJ
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