Rudder pedal question
Posted on 2013-10-29
I hope that someone is able to help. I am sure that I have misread or misunderstood the following question:
"You are commencing your take-off roll on runway 18 with a westerly wind at 15 knots. Ignoring other potential sources of yaw, which rudder pedal do you need to press in order to keep aligned with the runway centre line?
answer: Left rudder pedal"
Now I thought it would be the right rudder pedal.
Looking at the question, I am taking off on runway 18 which is heading south. If there is a westerly wind at 15 knots then this would be coming from the right hand side to the left of the runway. I should point my ailerons to the right because of the wind and also the wind would be trying to push the aircraft to the left side of the runway? Should this not then be right rudder pedal or have I missed something?
Thanks for the help.