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Post by ruinair on Thu 14 Jan 2010 - 12:59

"Why is the Irish Tricolour flag flying “arseways” on one side of all Ryanair aircraft?"

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2010/0113/1224262210380.html
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Post by EchoVictorOscar on Thu 14 Jan 2010 - 15:49

What's the controversy?? It's standard policy to display the flag 'the wrong way around' on one side. Many airlines do the same. Unfortunately, because some wise-arse spotted this on a Ryanair aircraft, it's a national crisis and must be posted in the newspapers. (Sigh) Oh well......................
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Post by atoutprix on Thu 14 Jan 2010 - 20:05

As a matter of fact, on the left side of the aircraft, the flag is correctly set : green-white-orange from left to right.
On the right side, it's (from left to right) : orange-white-green ...



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Post by EchoVictorOscar on Thu 14 Jan 2010 - 20:36

Yeah, that's what the kerfuffle is all about. But it's fairly standard practice in the aviation world. However, just because Ryanair do it there's uproar and the world must come to an end until the tri-colour has been restored to the public's satisfaction.
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Post by ruinair on Fri 15 Jan 2010 - 16:36

As FR says: 'These flags are correctly placed on aircraft in order to suggest forward movement. Air Force One also follows this international principle, as does the Irish Government jet.' more free PR! ps the world will now come to an end .....
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