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Downward force of the plane problem

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1. Homework Statement
why does a pilot tend to black out when pulling out of a steep dive?


2. Homework Equations
Newton's 2nd and 3rd laws


3. The Attempt at a Solution
I think the pilot passes out because the downward force of the plane pushes all the blood away from his brain and causes him to pass out.

I read the rules of this forum so I don't expect an answer. But please push me in the right direction because I know I am forgetting something.
 

LowlyPion

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Re: Forces

I think the pilot passes out because the downward force of the plane pushes all the blood away from his brain and causes him to pass out.
Almost. But I don't think the plane is pushing down. What forces are associated with circular motion, because it's the pulling out of a dive, you know a radius and a high speed, as the pilots say "pulling G's". How is that force directed may be more to your interest?
 

tiny-tim

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why does a pilot tend to black out when pulling out of a steep dive?

2. Homework Equations
Newton's 2nd and 3rd laws
Hi aaronb! :smile:

I think it's more Newton's first law …

if you bounce off a trampoline, what does your blood "want" to do? :wink:
 

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