It's tough to sound convincing when you give the same speech 3x a day.
+1 to what Jim has said; turbulence is nothing. The airplane can take way worse than the worst turbulence you've experienced, most of us have been rocked a time or two something fierce. The plane will not break, it just doesn't happen anymore. You will not fall for 3 minutes to your death.
There were a couple of cargo pilots a half dozen years ago that did something stupid on their last day and lost control of the plane and descended 20,000' in less than a minute. The tail was almost twisted off, the wing was broken internally and the old thing holding it together was the skin. It still landed safely.
Pilots both lost their liscenses.
Jim, I fly a Lear out of ILG, nice to see another primal pilot in the NE out there!