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 It's about four-fifths as fast as a Peregrine Falcon In other words, 0.0535 miles per second is 0.7970 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 1.250 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 0.0671 miles per second when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces. It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as a Tornado In other words, 0.0535 miles per second is 1.5595140 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 0.64122540 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 0.03055556 miles per second and 0.03805556 miles per second. 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-and-three-fifths times as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 0.630 times 0.0535 miles per second. (Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 0.033 miles per second. 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 two times as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, 0.0535 miles per second is 2.10 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.480 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 0.026 miles per second. 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 two-and-a-half times as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.40 times 0.0535 miles per second. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 0.021 miles per second. 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 two-and-a-half times as fast as a Hurricane In other words, the speed of a Hurricane is 0.3850 times 0.0535 miles per second. (formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 0.0205 miles per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 0.0535 miles per second. It's about three times as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 0.0535 miles per second is 2.8050 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.35650 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 0.01907 miles per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.