Re: American Flag
Israel Solon (isolon@TENET.EDU)
Mon, 20 Feb 1995 09:30:36 -0600
> Northwest Airlines displays the American flag on both sides at the front
> of their planes. On one side facing the plane, the blue field and stars
> are to your left. On the other side of the plane, the blue field and
> stars are to your right when facing the plane. Is this correct?
Wonderful! A questions I DEFINITELY know the answer to!! This
happens about once every 50 years or so.
The flags painted on the sides of airplanes are designed to
represent what a flag would look like if it was flying from a pole
sticking up on top of the plane as the plane flies forward (I guess few
planes, outside of government service, fly backwards). So, if you look
on the starboard side of the plane, the blue field will be on you right,
but on the port side, the blue field will be on your left. Try this at
home -- rent a 747 and a wind tunnel. You can get your scouts to make an
inexpensive flag pole or borrow your unit flag.
Proper etiquette for the flag is one of the hottest topics. I've
never seen a flag ceremony that makes everyone happy.
Israel Solon | firstname.lastname@example.org
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