Lefty or Righty

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which 'hand' are you?

Right handed
74
57%
Left Handed
48
37%
either one
8
6%
 
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Lefty or Righty

Post by Four1oh »

Apparently an inordinate number of pilots are left handed.
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Post by loopy »

I've noticed that ever since I've been in aviation. I thought it was only supposed to be 10% of the population was supposed to be left handed. I started noticing in flight school as an instructor that a lot of flyers were lefties. I started polling my groundschoolclasses and I think it was probably at least 20%. :shock:
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Post by Stinky »

I'm a lefty and always felt that planes were designed a little better for leftys.
Sitting in the left seat I think it's better to have a little more finesse and ability on the yoke as opposed to the throttle.
My first landing in the right seat was pretty horrid.
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Post by just another pilot »

I'm a south paw. I had a tough time - initially when I did an instructor rating. Both work well now...depending on who you talk to.
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Post by niwre »

it all depends on the situation

I do most things right handed but when it comes to martial arts or flying I find myself equally capable. I almost prefer the left-hand controls.
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Post by Rowdy »

My father is left handed..

I'm ambidextrous.. I can write equally well with both hands.. but I throw better with my right and fly better.. Always on the left side :wink:
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Post by sanjet »

The numbers are incredible. Left handed myself, surprised to see more then 30% are left handed.
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Post by phligheye »

Sat in a ground school recently and I think it was 4 out of 6 that were left handed...
Great question!!!
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