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It's very easy. Just seat backwards and use a mirror in the wall... - this way you can keep using your right hand...

This is how RW Airbus captains train, unless they're left handed...

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1 hour ago, Fiorentoni said:

Sidestick with left hand I'm helpless, just like with the mouse. Yoke is much much better.

Well...actually no because I would be working with my left hand again and tried to close Thrust levers...Similar though


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42 minutes ago, TomCYYZ said:

Honeycomb Alpha for me...I wish you hadn't brought this up, I feel like I'm cheating now! 😉

I have A TCA, what's the difference....Still on the left...LOL


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31 minutes ago, 737_800 said:

It's just matter of practice, your brain will get used to it after a while.

Sadly you mentioned....it is in the brain and fear of making mistake.....Left handling landing these days would require runway at least 17 kms for me....LOL LOL


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37 minutes ago, SAS443 said:

No problem whatsoever switching hands (left/right seat in an airplane).

But to calibrate the different sight picture, oh dear. In right seat, steep turns were a complete mess and I felt totally unworthy carrying my pilot license. (Also, reaching for the alternate static in a DA40 from right seat is an awkward ergonomic exercise)

That for some reason wasn't a problem. I think I have an issue that my left is so stiff (or just a perception) and as someone mentioned it's just the way we go thru the life. Once righty I guess always righty. But practice might work. Will see on the next landing. It appears that is slightly better but still can't control. And not only that, I screwed up my landing rate totally LOL. 


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I am a little bit ambidextrous and when I took my first RW flight, I had to ask whether I should hold the stick in my left or right hand and was told that if I could use either, It was better to use my right hand as the other controls would be naturally nearer my left.  When I trained on C152s and C172s A lot of my flying was left handed as I was using my right for the throttle or writing down notes, etc.

Everything in real life I do naturally, I use my left hand and everything I was tought to do I do right handed (I was a right hand batsman and a left arm bowler in cricket and naturally throw things with my left and write with ny right). So I am happy with my stick in either hand.

I'm told that this trait is a sign of intelligence 😀

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When I changed to my current controllers (from an X-52 to a Gladiator NXT L), I had a bit of hard time adjusting to the stick in the left hand. I'd like to say how much did I take to get used, but actually, I never noticed. I simply stopped thinking about this. I only cared about wrist forces (which coud have easily affected either hand).

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35 minutes ago, cianpars said:

I am a little bit ambidextrous

Likewise. I'm basically right-handed but I often hold a cup in my left hand for instance. Good training in case of some future horrible mishap!

When I played badminton, I would sometimes switch to my left hand - even during a point - to fake out my opponents.😁

38 minutes ago, cianpars said:

I'm told that this trait is a sign of intelligence

Totally agree.🧐🎓


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1 hour ago, cyyzrwy24 said:

Sadly you mentioned....it is in the brain and fear of making mistake.....Left handling landing these days would require runway at least 17 kms for me....LOL LOL

Then do the mistake, hopefully you'll notice that you're only in the simulator and no one will get hurt (or even know about it, as long as you don't stream or put a video online). When you understand that, you - hopefully - will not have any fear and your brain will adapt to it fast.

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I fly fast! (feet at stick and throttle). Not. 🙃

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1 hour ago, Luis Hernandez said:

When I changed to my current controllers (from an X-52 to a Gladiator NXT L), I had a bit of hard time adjusting to the stick in the left hand. I'd like to say how much did I take to get used, but actually, I never noticed. I simply stopped thinking about this. I only cared about wrist forces (which coud have easily affected either hand).

I think wrist forces are key.....once that works it should be ok...


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3 hours ago, sd_flyer said:

I'm right handed and it may sound crazy but when was working on my CFI it was hard for me to get to fly with right hand  at first. LOL Give it some time - usually it takes few hours

THIS! In my RW flying (left seat) it was all left-hand on the yoke and the right hand for everything else (throttle, flaps, etc.)  As an extremely right-handed person this actually felt very natural - it surprised me during training.  I learned to basically handle the yoke gently, and once trimmed, with the finger-tips,

Returning from a cross country, having been stranded for a couple days by inclement weather as a student pilot, my CFI was in the left seat.  This was the only time he flew left seat with me.  Once we were airborne, he turned it over to me - for the first time I was flying from the right seat, and I found it very difficult.  It really made me appreciate the extra work a CFI has to put in (or commercial copilots for that matter).

Now, using computer peripherals is not the same as using actual controls.  I use a very good joystick to fly all sim aircraft (T16000M) and the only way I can fly with it comfortably is with my right hand.  I've flown a friend's sim with a yoke, and it felt perfect in my left hand with the throttle quadrant to the right.

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For me it's a bit like driving a car. Sometimes you have the right hand on the wheel, sometimes the left. It actually makes no difference for me if my stick is right or left. Strange.


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I’m left-handed. Stick or yoke in right hand, throttle in left.

It’s the only way I can do it. Stick in left hand = nosedive 🤨

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17 minutes ago, cyyzrwy24 said:

I think wrist forces are key.....once that works it should be ok...

That's correct: as soon as I got wrist forces down to a value I liked (by using lighter springs and moving the joystick from the desk to a mount below), it all started feeling natural for me.


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