Picture this scenario. It's winter. You're westbound toward the Rockies in a high-performance business jet, loaded with fuel and passengers. You're stretching its range performance because of strong headwinds associated with the fierce winter jet stream. You will cross a cold front, and clear air turbulence is likely. As the bumps become more uncomfortable, you ask for a higher altitude. Center clears you to FL 430, but there's no smooth ride to be found. You ask for FL 470, even ...


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