July 2012 Issue
Turbulence can be uncomfortable but rarely is life-threatening. Regardless, we usually need to be flying slower than the published maneuvering speed.
The hangar conversation followed lines one expects on a gusty, blustery, bombastic-air daywith turbulence the topic of the moment. As soon as Flight Service passed on that Pirep about moderate-to-heavy turbulence ahead, I slowed to VB, explained the ATP cooling off with some colleagues after his heavy day flying a FAR 23 business jet. Told the boss she we needed to live with slower or risk not outliving the air.
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