HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?" WAS THE first question from the gate agent to a passenger preparing to board a recent flight out of Boston Logan International. When the aircraft is a nine-seat Cessna 402 with an MTOW of 7,210 lb., size really does matter. On a gray winter morning, the small Cape Air plane waited for takeoff in line with the heavy iron before cranking down the runway and lifting seamlessly into a sky enveloped in a heavy mist. For the next 35 min. pilot Sheridan Saxton flew at ...

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