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Falling Physics In Game

  1. Feb 2, 2017 #1
    I will ask the question first and give the reason why I'm asking after.

    Question: Approximately how fast can a 5'11" tall man weighing 195 lbs. fall towards the ground if he's 3 miles above the surface and has control over the winds of a category 5 hurricane storm to propell him downwards?

    Reason: I'm playing a game of Dungeons and Dragons and find myself in control of the weather and able to fly and such. I'm in the middle of a battle when my character decides to use both himself and the winds to push an enemy into the ground. He grabs hold of his target, which is flying 3 miles above ground and proceeds to push him down into the ground, using gavity and the winds at his disposal to push past average terminal velocity. I was told that he would be traveling less than 250 mph, I just thought he'd be going faster. I'm no good at physics, so I will greatly appreciate any answer and explaination I can get. Thanks!
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    Hurricane winds go mostly sideways, don't they?

    http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/hurricane-orig.jpg
    hurricane-orig.jpg
     
  4. Feb 2, 2017 #3
    In the game I can control them to go any direction I'd like.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2017 #4

    berkeman

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    Then I guess I would just add the normal terminal velocity of a skydiver to the downward velocity of your wind.
     
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