CaptRuss
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"... the rate of falling is still 32 ft per second second or 21.82 MPH max velocity. It wont do any more damage falling from 400 ft vs 1500 ft..."
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That is incorrect. The rate of any object's acceleration is 32'/second/second, or 32'/second squared. However, an object's final greatest and/or terminal velocity is more dependent upon the ultimate time & distance it has to fall. Think about it: if dropped from a height of only 1 foot on a brick, a bowling ball will not accumulate much velocity, let alone reach its terminal velocity, and will in all likelihood simply crack the brick, lacking sufficient kinetic energy to do much else. However, if that same bowling ball is dropped from a height of 300 feet onto the same brick, it will have enough time & distance to accelerate to a much higher velocity, to gather much more kinetic energy, and it will turn the brick into, um, a big pile of partIcles mush! ;)
So, don't crash! 
