7 comments on “Trafalgar Biker

  1. Nice catch Cedric – makes a change from all the Yoda’s tha can be found here usually!

    Another Left / Right anomally for you to ponder – Fixed wing pilots sit on the left and helicopter pilots sit on the right! I have no idea what the historical reason for that might be.

    • 🙂

      That is interesting! I did not have a clue about that.

      Next month Mexico is hosting the Formula 1 race, and since there is only one seat, just in the middle, I guess no one will have an objection with that. So it seems the seat arrangement depends on what and what for something is going to be used.

      • There’s probably some truth in that – F1 drivers don’t have controls placed in the normally accepted positions of us ordinary car drivers. Two drivers in the same team may have their controls set up differently.

        Back in the air, I just find it interesting that the most important control in a helicopter (The Collective, which controls the pitch of the rotor blades) is entrusted to the left hand! But perhaps, it’s a better distribution of labour – in fixed wing the left hand holds the control column gently between finger and thumb and pushes the transmit button when you need to chat with ATC.

        I’m looking forward to the Mexican Grand Prix. I remember Hector Rebaque back in the 1970’s. Hope Sergio Pérez has a good race 🙂

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