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There should not be any great differentiator between left and right seats. The American Airlines Training Center FFS (simulator) for the B737 has the nose wheel tiller only on the left side. The actual aircraft should be set up identically to the simulator. Other than that, most pilots at the ATP and airline levels should be comfortable in either seat. In ...


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The specific issue in that event, where the FO landed hard, is related to the sight picture outside from the seat. If you are used to the sight picture from the right side (mostly the general orientation and angles of the windshield frame to the outside view, and the lateral location of the runway relative to your sight line) and switch to the other side, ...


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Most airplanes have a side by side pilot configuration, with throttles, flaps, gear, autopilot and other very important controls located in a central console. A pilot who flies in the left hand seat gets used to having the stick in the left hand and manipulating the throttle and other controls with their right, the right hand pilot vice-versa. Pilots are ...


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