Alright what’s everyone out there think about Recategorization? From what I’m gathering, the FAA wants us controllers to have to increase our thinking workload while doing something already stressful just to save literally a few miles of flying. Another reason apparently is to reduce the carbon footprint of over 100,000 flights in the US everyday by again… reducing flights by just a few miles. I just feel like the benefits of RECAT are far outweighed with a degradation of safety by increasing controller workload. The 7110 says it is acknowledged that it is impossible to know and apply performance characteristics of all known aircraft anyway so why would they recategorize everything and make an even bigger mess out of the way we separate airplanes? I’m all for making the NAS more efficient but that is something that should be approached carefully and with safety being the highest priority in doing so. I just feel like what we do should be kept as simple as possible for good reasons… and this isn’t one of them.