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Why Does Aviation Use Nautical Miles?Apart from pilots and sea captains, most of us use either the Imperial or the metric system when calculating how far we need to get to where we are going. However, aviation navigation has adopted the ways of its marine counterpart, as it also travels across distances great enough to cross several latitudal lines. Not to mention to save air traffic control a great deal of potential confusion when communicating with international pilots. (simpleflying.com) More...
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Not only are rankings a carryover from naval culture, but. so many more as well. Where are meals prepared? The Galley. The staff? Cabin Crew. The list continues.
You can thank Pan Am for that.
Do not forget the "Clippers"
I considered this question while sitting in the window seat on the starboard side, leaning heavily against the bulkhead. Then I noticed the no smoking sign on the overhead, glanced out the window across the aisle on the port side, when I finally decided to hit the head located in the aft section of the airplane.
window = porthole?
I guess so, yes, of course I meant to work in something about the flight deck, but was distracted by the cabin crew.
Only on the port side, other side it's called the starboardhole!