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It's about one-fifth as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 0.22 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 4.5 times that amount.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 6,600 feet per minute. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 0.18 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 5.6 times that amount.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 8,200 feet per minute. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about six times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 5.8 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.17 times that amount.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 260 feet per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 280 feet per minute
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 0.14 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 7.1 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 10,000 feet per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 0.1372838 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 7.284181 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 9,680 feet per minute and 12,056 feet per minute. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 0.11 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 9.1 times that amount.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 14,000 feet per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Helicopter
In other words, 1,492 feet per minute is 0.096 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 10.4 times that amount.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 15,500 feet per minute. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.