Jim McMannamy expanded on how this affects controller performance. "If working with a pilot is going to put a significant risk to providing for his family, a controller is going to provide the least amount of service possible to that pilot. Pilots who constantly miss radio calls, fly near questionable weather, and generally sound unsure of themselves make a controller nervous. Every time there is an accident, every controller transmission is dissected, radar data is analyzed, and a controller's judgment is picked apart. If you put us in a position where we think that could happen, you might not get radar service for that last 10 miles, or your judgment may be questioned, on frequency, by a controller. I might sound like a jerk when I ask you for the third time if you have the ATIS, but supporting my wife and son means more to me than not hurting your feelings or embarrassing you. If you follow through with all of your duties as a pilot, you'll always be welcome in my airspace."