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Left handed and eyed CT pilots

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Do any left eye dominant CTLS pilots find that flying from the right seat is more natural?

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I don't think I've seen discussion here regarding flying on one side or the other based on dominant eye.  However, there are a number of instructors that fly from the right seat, and seem to become comfortable flying from there.

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I am left-handed and have seven years in my CTLS.  I am completely comfortable being in the left-seat.  I did have have about 12 hours in the right seat and it just doesn't feel right, especially landing.  I guess over time one gets better at right seat flying.  Airline pilots do.

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With dual glass, you can configure your screens for 'pilot' flight ideal needs on the right screen. The only inconvenience for me in the right is the 'reach' to the autopilot inputs on the far lower left of our panel.  Otherwise I fly right exclusively, since that is where I was while Rose was a student, etc..

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I'm right handed and do most of my skill requiring maneuvering with my left hand.

 

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The first time I climbed in a CT to take a demo flight was on the left side. I felt really uncomfortable. We stopped at the end of the runway and I switched to the right side. Almost all of my flying in the CT has been from the right side. Most of the flying has been giving instruction, so I would have been there anyway. I also fly there when flying solo or with a passenger.

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4 hours ago, procharger said:

I fly right all the time

Me too, but always from the left seat.

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