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Why Does The Rudder Point To The Right?

Have you ever noticed that when an Airbus is parked at the gate, its rudder points to the right (or left)? Captain Joe explains why, as well as why the ailerons and elevators sag when the jet is parked.

Video via: Captain Joe

Thumbnail photo via: Motohide Miwa

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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