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Why do you always enter/exit a plane through the left hand door?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Alan BStard, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Is the right hand side one only for emergencies?

    Thinking further on it........so do military jet pilots. Spitfires through to Typhoons.
  2. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    if one went left and one went right there wouldn't be enough room at the stand. duhhhhh
  3. maygo

    maygo Midfield

    It's cos we drive on the left mate, if you went on the right side there's a good chance you'd get ran over by a plane going the opposite direction
  4. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    I don't think it's always the left hand side but isn't it something to do with access to cargo being from the right, so terminals are designed to take passengers from the left allowing luggage/refuelling vehicles room on the right?
  5. HillView Aviator

    HillView Aviator Midfield

    Because historically, horses were mounted from the left, and the practice just carried on like that.
  6. Spot

    Spot Winger

    they could reverse in shirley
  7. Hongkongphooey

    Hongkongphooey Striker

    Because the steps are always left handed.
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  8. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Wouldn't matter which orientation the plane is in, access for cargo and refuelling is on one side so they get the passengers on/off on the other side.
  9. super-niall

    super-niall Striker

    If they were on the right hand side you'd fall onto the concrete cause they put the steps on the left hand side.
  10. I use a gantry thing, not common steps.
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  11. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Well I was banking on this thread becoming a pun thread but it hasn't really taken off...
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  12. jacko100

    jacko100 Winger

    not anymore, she died
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  13. The Raven

    The Raven Midfield

    So you can push the door open with your left hand and have your sword/bat/gun/nunchucks ready in your right hand.
  14. super-niall

    super-niall Striker

    It's because they board from the port side, a bit like boats if you exit on the starboard side you'd fall in the water.
  15. Hongkongphooey

    Hongkongphooey Striker

    Sorry mate,with the zimmer frame and that you'd have too:D
  16. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    I agree. Therefore we are in concord.
  17. super-niall

    super-niall Striker


    :lol::lol:
  18. blackcat1395

    blackcat1395 Midfield

    Give it a while. Everything's up in the air at the minute...
  19. Life's A Pitch

    Life's A Pitch Striker

    It's cause the petrol cap is on the right and the pilot cant see it (to know when they'd finished) from his wing mirrors if the doors where open.
  20. Cockney Mackem

    Cockney Mackem Striker

    Terrible puns, like. If they get any worse the effect on the thread could be terminal
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