Fighter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798088

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Description

There are no second places in aerial combat. Fighter pilots have perhaps the most dangerous job of all pilots engaging other aircraft in order to shoot them down, or flying over enemy territory to drop bombs. Learning to master flying such a complex jet is only part of the job. Ultimately, a fighter jet is no more than a weapons platform, and the pilot must be better than his or her rivals in using the jet's weapons. This book will examine what it takes to become a fighter pilot; what the job is like; the jets and equipment required; and what its like to fly at twice the speed of sound in pursuit of an enemy.

Reading Level
Lexile
910L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
U
ATOS
5.9
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Military People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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