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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:57 am 
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Why is the american flag backwards?

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:07 am 
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peter wrote:
Why is the american flag backwards?



I'm sure someone can correct me if I am wrong... but I *think* it has to do with how the flag is displayed and how it blows in the wind.

The blue field of stars is supposed to be closest to the flag pole, so when the flag blows the stripes are always pointed with the wind. The idea is that if the aircraft is flying, than the flag would be blowing in that direction...

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:13 am 
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peter wrote:
Why is the american flag backwards?


That's how it is presented on US aircraft. The concept is that the flag is flowing back from an imaginary mast at the front, as if it were an actual flag on a ship or other vehicle, and the union (stars) is always next to the mast. There's a reg on it somewhere, but if you look at how it's displayed on US aircraft, from Air Force One on down, it's always this way. Give or take the occasional screw-up.

It is also accurate, see pic near bottom of this page:
http://flgrube1.tripod.com/id327.html

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Ok now i know :drink3:

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If I read the flight tracking profile correctly, "LiL' is currently at Andrews AFB for the joint services open house....... Come out, see her and the crew!
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k5083 wrote:
peter wrote:
Why is the american flag backwards?


That's how it is presented on US aircraft. The concept is that the flag is flowing back from an imaginary mast at the front, as if it were an actual flag on a ship or other vehicle, and the union (stars) is always next to the mast. There's a reg on it somewhere, but if you look at how it's displayed on US aircraft, from Air Force One on down, it's always this way. Give or take the occasional screw-up.

It is also accurate, see pic near bottom of this page:
http://flgrube1.tripod.com/id327.html

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The flags worn on Army uniforms is the same way. I still have a BDU field jacket from yugoslavia like that.

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Well done CAF on "Diamond Lil"...

She looks a beauty. How about also putting the flag on the top of the fuselage as seen in so many shots?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:17 am 
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Well done CAF on "Diamond Lil"...

She looks a beauty. How about also putting the flag on the top of the fuselage as seen in so many shots?


That is in the works, our maintenance crew just ran out of time prior to the East Coast Tour.


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Go for it. My father was a flight mechanic in the RAAF and used to turn-around and service Air Transport Command Libs at RAAF Base Amberley after their Trans=Pacific flight..


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I saw on facebook that Lil' is back in Addison, TX. The temporary repairs look pretty well done, I couldnt spot any damage.

Nice job CAF crew getting her back to TX.


Now... any chance she will get back to the North East this season? :D

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Sorry if I'm REAL late asking this: Back in '06 when we had a fund-raiser on WIX to buy the replica .50s for Lil, I made a contribution and asked that my uncle, B-24/F-7B gunner Bernard "Bud" Seglin, be mentioned on the donor's plaque on the gun. They put my name instead; I mentioned it to Gary at the time but I didn't really want to complain because it would just seem rude... Later on, however, I heard here that some a-hole had stolen the plaque :evil: . Was it ever replaced, and if so was the name changed? Again, no ax to grind, just curious.

BTW, the pilot of Bud's plane (Hi-Priority Stuff - see avatar), Howard Levinson, is 87 now and according to my dad is still flying.

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To anyone in the "Lil" camp. We received a Sperry gyroscopic sight for the B-24 lower ball turret
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How is the maintenance coming along on her? Any chance she will be in Lancaster on September 1?


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