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where Vt is the terminal velocity, m is the mass of the skydiver, g is the acceleration due to gravity, Cd is the drag coefficient, ρ is the density of the fluid through which the object is falling, and A is the projected area of the object.
Reference : OpenStax College,College Physics. OpenStax College. 21 June 2012.
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where h is skydiver height and w the width at “spread-eagle” position
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Find the terminal velocity of an 85-kg skydiver falling in a spread-eagle position.