In the first seconds of the breathtaking helicopter jump, you continue to fly horizontally at the same speed as the helicopter. Gradually, the horizontal speed drops, but the vertical speed increases. So every second you fall 9.81 meters per second faster. If this continued, you would reach a speed of about 2000 km/h in just one minute – just by the time the parachute is opened. But for our luck, the Earth’s atmosphere resists any moving body. And there’s a moment that happens that’s called an “established speed”. It fluctuates slightly depending on your weight and posture when you fall, but on average it is usually about 200 km/h. It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to lean on air. But if you have ever jumped with a parachute yourself, you already know – you can lie down, sit and even get up on the air. It’s quite comfortable to not just survive, but also to have fun.
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