Turbulence reports must be carefully evaluated because one citing moderate turbulence encountered by a Boeing 757 would translate into a much worse experience in a King Air. Why? In general, business aircraft are lighter and have lower wing loading than a commercial jet, and many have relatively little wing sweep, all of which increase the gust load factor and thus the amount of turbulence felt.  For starters, basic physics tells us that the same gust will have less influence (i.e., ...

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