The following three posts explain that both yokes and side-sticks require changing the hand that holds the yoke/side-stick when switching seats:
- Why are Airbus captain control sticks placed on the left when most people are right-handed?
- Are there risks if the side joystick must be handled with a pilot's weaker hand?
- Do some right-handed pilots fail to use the left stick of an Airbus?
I can imagine at least some difficulty for a newly promoted captain having to essentially re-learn everything (handling wise) from the left seat after logging thousands of hours from the right seat (regardless of the dominant hand).
So, what are the minimum qualifications for progression from right to left seat when it comes to handling the plane? Is there extra training involved? Does a left seat pilot hold extra qualifications for handling the plane?
Or is this a non-factor?