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Children's LiteratureThis book is packed with information about large passenger airplanes and the things a pilot must do to fly one. If a flight takes over 8 hours, an extra pilot and copilot may be required. Jumbo jets carry and burn a tremendous amount of fuel. The weight of the plane, fuel, cargo, and passengers must be considered for each flight. Cargo includes the food and drinks aboard to be served to passengers and flight crew. The Boeing 777 has a maximum weight of 659,987 pounds at takeoff. Graphs, charts, and tables display much needed information about takeoff, flying and landing these airplanes. This book would be an excellent enrichment or group activity. It should stimulate interest in airplane traffic and highlight the use of math in a fascinating occupation. The thirty-two-page book contains charts and graphs full of information about jumbo jets along with exciting color photographs. It is part of the "Mathworks!" series. 2005 (orig. 2004), Gareth Stevens Publishing/A World Almanac Education Group Company, Ages 8 to 12.