1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data An airplane is taking off at an acceleration of 3.5 m/s2at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the horizontal. Find the Normal force and its direction that is acting on the pilot if the mass of the pilot is 50 kg. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Fg = FNy (50)(9.8) = FNy FNy = 490 N Since there is an angle of 45 degrees, FNy = FNx, So FNx = 490 N FNx2 + FNy2 = FN2 FN = 692.96 N at an angle of 45 degrees west of north.