junkyspam7

Left seat, right seat?

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Left seat in airliners, since I'm used to it. I'll switch seats in choppers, despite that not being the pilot's side, since they often have a smaller panel on one side which improves downward visibility through the chin window (the UH-1 Huey is an example of one with a smaller right panel on what would technically be the second pilot's side).

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Was wondering why I see quite a few videos on the PMDG 747/777 Facebook page flown from the right seat.  I'm like, sod that, I want to be Captain!

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1 hour ago, Johan_Dees said:

Maybe they dont feel worthy to be on the left side ?

It's not real life so that would be weird...

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2 hours ago, junkyspam7 said:

Which do you prefer and why?

I switch it up every so often. When I get used to the sight picture of one seat, I'll switch to the other for a challenge.

It's interesting when I do switch seats because the view of the overhead throws me off when doing flows. fun stuff.

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23 minutes ago, ahsmatt7 said:

I switch it up every so often. When I get used to the sight picture of one seat, I'll switch to the other for a challenge.

It's interesting when I do switch seats because the view of the overhead throws me off when doing flows. fun stuff.

Great idea which makes sense!

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Left seat. I'm a lefty so manipulating the controls with my left hand while my right rests on the throttles feels more natural to me. If only someone made joysticks with wrist-rests positioned for southpaws!

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I prefer right seat since I fly right seat in real life.  But in the 737 I do left seat because of the HUD (same as the Q400)

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