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American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 1:53 pm


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

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AluminumShower
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 2:04 pm

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?
 
ifix747s
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 2:35 pm

In the book of flag etiquette the blue field always goes foward (our flag does not retreat)!!!
 
dash8tech
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 2:37 pm

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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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 3:01 pm

Thanks guys i appeciate it! i wasnt aware of this but now i know! thanks
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Pappy
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 3:09 pm

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
 
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 6:37 pm

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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Salina Chan
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:16 pm

i wasn't aware of it...i always wondered why the starboard side flag on the space shuttle was the "wrong way" around.....
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rlwynn
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Tue Jan 29, 2002 10:24 pm

It is the rules that the stars are on the left of the flag.
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RE: American Flags On Airliners

Wed Jan 30, 2002 8:50 am

Thanks guys i appreciate it a lot!
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