AWD123 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
Having recently been looking at American registered aircraft I have noticed that on the left hand side the US flag is correct but on the right hand side it is back to front!! Any explanations? It just bugs me to why they have done that. And if you take USAirways for example then it don't even match the tail logo on the right hand side!
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3607 times:
Maybe the stars have to be in the direction of flight? As most other flags are symmetrical, it's difficult to compare, but taking the Australian flag for example, it's the same story - it's looking the wrong way on the right side of the plane.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30176 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
The flag isn't backwards.
Every see the traditional view of an army moving into battle with the flags in front billowing over the troops? The convention is to attempt to emulate that. So that is why you see the flags on the tails of aircraft placed so that the "standard" would be on the leading edge.
The new US flag patches the US Army is getting to sew to their uniforms are set up the same way.
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Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8549 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
What makes me mad is when people hang flags upside down, the South African flag has a red stripe at the top but here you see it upside down every day, and the British flag is another one that people get wrong regularly!
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Tavve From Sweden, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3319 times:
There are many flags with a cross, like the Swedish one below my name a few lines up. They look really strange if they are left/right mirrored. I prefer to have the flag correctly pained even though the wind comes from the wrong side.
SAS solved this problem with the three flags needed by making the flags which are painted somewhere at the far rear of every aircraft fully symmetric and by adapting a c.s.that contains the colors and internal order of the colors without suggesting any direction. Hmm, not very well explained but take a look at this photo:
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3167 times:
This is funny... my kids and I were waiting for my fiancee's flight yesterday and a NW DC9 wandered by (when ARE they going to replace those?). My 12 year old asked the same question about the flag on the plane any my 10 year old boy answered it for her. You would think that if my kids can figure this out... *sigh*
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