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It's about 0.0000000008 times as fast as a Tornado.
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.00000000077291130 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 1,293,810,000 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 3,226.6670 yards per minute and 4,018.6670 yards 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 0.0000000006 times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst).
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.000000000590 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 1,700,000,000 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 4,700 yards 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 0.0000000006 times as fast as a Helicopter.
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.0000000005410 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 1,850,000,000 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 5,180 yards 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.
It's about 0.0000000005 times as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo.
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.000000000480 times the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo, and the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is 2,100,000,000 times that amount.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 model Gallardo has a top speed of 5,800 yards per minute. The Gallardo can reach speeds of 1,800 yards per minute in just 3.9 seconds.
It's about 0.0000000005 times as fast as The TGV (train).
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.000000000480 times the speed of The TGV (train), and the speed of The TGV (train) is 2,100,000,000 times that amount.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 5,800 yards per minute. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours.
It's about 0.0000000005 times as fast as an Arrow (archery).
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.00000000047590 times the speed of an Arrow (archery), and the speed of an Arrow (archery) is 2,101,000,000 times that amount.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 5,884 yards per minute when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago.
It's about 0.0000000005 times as fast as a Porsche 911.
In other words, 0.00000280 yards per minute is 0.0000000004670 times the speed of a Porsche 911, and the speed of a Porsche 911 is 2,140,000,000 times that amount.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 6,000 yards per minute. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 2,930 yards per minute.