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AIRBUS A-400M Atlas (ZM400)
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AIRBUS A-400M Atlas (ZM400)



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David Reith
Could someone explain to me the orientation of the British flag on this aircraft. To me, it appears either 1) upside down or 2) backwards. I know the American flag on this side of aircraft appear to be flying in the backward position, but I am having trouble understanding why the British flag should not be the same on both sides. Having a bad day.
Jeremy Kudlick
The flag of the United Kingdom is not vertically symmetrical. In the hoist half of the flag, the top halves of the diagonal stripes are white while the lower halves are red, while in the fly half of the flag, the upper halves are red and the lower halves white. Thus, when flying "backwards", it also appears to be flying upside down.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
21-May-2022 UnknownRAF Brize Norton () 12:38PM BST En Route
20-May-2022 UnknownNear Aberdeen, ScotlandRAF Brize Norton () 01:24PM BST 02:37PM BST 1:12
20-May-2022 UnknownRAF Brize Norton ()Near Tees Valley, England 09:53AM BST Last seen 10:27AM BST 0:33
19-May-2022 UnknownRAF Brize Norton ()RAF Brize Norton () 01:25PM BST 04:45PM BST 3:20
18-May-2022 UnknownRAF Brize Norton ()RAF Brize Norton () 11:28AM BST 02:50PM BST 3:22
16-May-2022 UnknownNear Fairford, EnglandRAF Brize Norton () First seen 03:51PM BST 04:05PM BST 0:13
14-May-2022 UnknownRAF Brize Norton ()RAF Brize Norton () 12:10PM BST 12:49PM BST 0:39
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