Copper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
Why do airlines put the reverse side of the American flag on the starboard side of their aircraft. I realize that when one flys a flag such as the one from the USA it will look reversed when viewed from one side( Stars in the top right corner). It would seem to me that the flag should have the Stars in the top left corner no matter which side of the aircraft the flag is painted on. Is it proper flag protocol or what ?
I am curious about this and would like to know he answer.
Is it just American carriers that do this ? Here in Canada the flag is the same no matter which side it is viewed from so we don't have this " problem ". Do other carriers from other countries where the flag appears different depending on which side it is viewed from do the same as American carriers or do they show the flag the same way on both sides of the aircraft.