The greatest height reported for a jump into an airbag is 99.4 m by stuntman Dan Koko. In 1948 he jumped from rest from the top of the Vegas World Hotel and Casino. He struck the airbag at a speed of 39 m/s (88 mi/h). To assess the effects of air resistance, determine how fast he would have been traveling on impact had air resistance been absent.
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
v = √(2gh) = √(2•9.8•99.4) = 44.1 m/s