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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1409 times:


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as you can see in these pictures, teh flag is backwards on the plane, why is that? thanks in advanced!

boeing 747-311


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User currently offlineAluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Because if the flag was to be painted on in the other, more regular direction, it would be going against the direction of the airflow. If you attach a flag to your car, doesn't it look the same as this when you drive?

User currently offlineIfix747s From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

In the book of flag etiquette the blue field always goes foward (our flag does not retreat)!!!

User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

On the left side of the aircraft the flag is facing correctly, it's done to appropriately reflect both sides of a flying flag.


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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Thanks guys i appeciate it! i wasnt aware of this but now i know! thanks


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User currently offlinePappy From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

In response to this:
"In the book of flag etiquette the blue field always goes forward (our flag does not retreat)!!!"

What happens on pushback?  Smile


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

someone comes around with a paintbrush and very quickly changes it around (and back again when pushback ends)  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineSalina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

i wasn't aware of it...i always wondered why the starboard side flag on the space shuttle was the "wrong way" around.....
thank you

Sally


User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

It is the rules that the stars are on the left of the flag.


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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Thanks guys i appreciate it a lot!


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