Are there any aeronautical terms for left and right sides of a plane, essentially equivalent to their nautical counterpart terms of port and starboard for the respective left and right sides of a seaworthy vessel?
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closed as general reference by Matt E. Эллен♦, Hugo, simchona♦, kiamlaluno, waiwai933♦ Nov 15 '11 at 5:15
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Port and starboard are used in aeronautical contexts as well as plain old nautical ones.
See these definitions:
I know nothing of aviation beyond the experience of a passenger, but I would assume the terms port and starboard are used in the air as on the sea. I'm prepared to be corrected by any aviators present.
The OED confirms both Dictionary.com and my intuition. Definition A of the noun port is
Definition A of starboard is:
My emphasis in both.