The Matterhorn. At over 4475m, it is one of the highest peaks in The Alps.It has claimed over 500 lives.Wingsuit Flying: special suits act as an aerofoil (like a wing),creating lift. This is similar to theway a flying squirrel glidesthrough the air.
Jeb Corliss, a professional basejumper and
wingsuit proximity flyer
, jumped from a helicopter and flewwithin a few feet of The Matterhorn, gliding along itsedge.He was able to reach speeds of over 300 km/h, flying, attimes, within a metre of the rocky edge of themountain.
How fast is 300 km/h in m/s?
Hint: first convert kilometres per hour into metres per hour, then into metres per second.
Use the following data to plot a graph of speed versustime for Jeb’s flight.Put time on the x-axis.
Time (s) Distance covered (m) Speed (m/s)
0 0 010 150 1520 450 3030 900 4540 1500 6050 2250 7560 3150 9070 3750 6080 4050 3090 4050 0