What is your 0-6 turbulence level scale?
I made this scale up for my personal use, to evaluate how bad or good the air feels. It is based on how the turbulence affects the controllability of aircraft. The source of the turbulence can be thermals or mechanical (rotors). Mechanical turbulence is more dangerous because it can suddenly intensify to Level 5 or 6.
Level 0 - Dead calm
Calm winds at sunrise or sunset and dead calm air over a lake produce these ideal conditions.
Level 1 - Something is out there
You can feel a few bumps, but it is mostly hands off flying.
Level 2 - A little bumpy
Frequent low intensity bumps that require correction to maintain course. Flying one handed is not a problem.
Level 3 - Bumpy
Large bumps that encourage both hands on the control bar. Flying can still be enjoyable, but you want 1000 ft or more of ground clearance so you can relax a little. Picture taking is difficult.
Level 4 - Really Bumpy
Difficult to maintain heading. Not fun, you want out of this.
Level 5 - Oh God, I’m gonna die!
Difficult to maintain pitch control of the trike. Occasional stalls with large loss of altitude. You worry about losing control.
Level 6 - Loss of control
Tumble followed by structural failure of the wing. Time to pull the BRS handle.