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An average belly-to-earth formation skydiving body position is around 120mph. This is the same speed for a beginners tandem skydive. Freefly headdown skydives are about 160mph. The fastest discipline is speed skydiving where Christian Labhart from Austria recently did 526 km/h average over the vertical kilometer. That is over 320mph!

At the end of the skydive, the competitior must pull out of the headdown streamlined dive and slow down to 120mph to safely open the parachute.

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The average speed when skydiving in a belly to earth position in approximately 120 miles per hour. Other skydiving positions such as a head-down position, where the skydiver is in a vertical, upside down position, can reach speeds as fast as 200 miles per hour. Other factors such as weight, flexibility, and body position can also affect how fast a person falls on any given skydive.

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The speed at which you freefall is called your terminal velocity and that varies depending on the type of skydive you are doing.

  • Formation skydiving - 120mph
  • Freefly (headup and headdown body position) - 150 to 160mph
  • Wingsuiting - 40 to 80mph
  • Speed skydiving - 200 to 325mph!

When you come to do your first skydive, it will probably be a tandem skydive from 13000ft. You will experience a freefall where the parachute is packed into a container and harness system. Together with your tandem instructor, you will reach the speed of around 120mph and that will last for around 40 seconds.

I jump at a dz called Skydive Hibaldstow where they jump 15000ft which gives a minute in freefall.

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It depends on a lot of factors, body size, weight, air density, altitude act. Most jumpers fall at around 120-150mph.

The fastest sped record is helps by Capt. Joe W. Kittinger on August 16, 1960 as part of a United States Air Force program testing high-altitude escape systems. Wearing a pressure suit, Capt. Kittinger reached speeds of 988 km/h (614 mph).

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In free fall, you fall at about 125 miles per hour (mph) if you have your arms and legs extended, and at that speed you will travel about 12,000 feet in one minute.

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I jumped at 10k, but I hear the average is between 13k-15k. I jumped from Kansas, maybe that's why it was so low...

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1330 mph

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