how do you like your flags?

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tuzza1

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Aug 2012

Total posts 88

how do you like your flags?

I notice that QANTAS has an Australian flag near the rear of its aircraft, in fact it has one on each side. However one is a mirror image ie backwards of the other. Now, considering that you can never see both sides at the same time and one isnt a see through or manufacture through [like a real flag], can you think of a reason not to have both flags the right way around? also, do other airlines do the same with their national flags?

sq421

Member since 21 Apr 2011

Total posts 21

Conventionally, flags are painted on the aircraft the way they would appear if they were flying off a staff towards the nose of the plane. Hence the flag being "backwards" on one side.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 234

agree with sq421

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 234

it's just more 'noticeable' when a flags left half isnt a mirror image of its right half...(to be honest i havnt scrutinized other nations flags on their aircraft... or even other australian airlines flags...does virgin australia do the same??)

tronek

Velocity Platinum

Member since 10 May 2013

Total posts 93

US Soldiers also have a backwards flag on their right shoulder, to give the impression of a flag flying from a pole while charging forwards.

VA does the same thing with the Australian flag incorporated into their flying maiden design near the nose.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

I like my flags... flying.

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