Fact #374: Flags are shown backwards on the right side of planes because if it were possible to fly a real flag on an aircraft, an individual looking at the right side of the plane would see the star portion unfurled in the wind with the stars at the upper right.

Source: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/2006/06/12/flag-day-old-glory-and-southwest-airlines

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