Forward Throw from Aircraft ?

  1. I am trying to calculate the perfect exit point from an aircraft for a skydiver (or anything else exiting a moving object in the sky).

    It has been some time with my physics, so I hope someone here can tell me the formula for calculating the forward throw of a simplified skydiver (a ball) given certain constraints (e.g. zero-wind, constant air pressure, constant air density...)

    I hope to end up with a function calcuating forward through (distance) of plane velocity, jumper's; weight, drag-koefficient and surface area.

    Any help appreciated.

    /Kim
     
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