Why the left seat?

This month in my Questions from the Cockpit column at GA News I debunk some of the popular myths that claim to answer the question: Why does the Captain sit on the left-hand side in the cockpit of an airliner?

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One thought on “Why the left seat?

  1. I am right handed. I did not question why the PIC was seated in the left seat. After becoming a CFI, I noticed that I flew just fine from the right seat, with the main problem being that the airspeed indicator was over on the left side. After spending 20 plus years flying airliners, finally with instruments on “my” side, I was quite accustomed to the right seat. OK, how about those helicopters where the PIC is planned to be on the right side?

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