I have long wondered what would happen if - theoretically - someone was in an elevator that was moving rather quickly and either jumping or flying a helicopter (something of the like).
So here's the situation, the elevator is moving upwards in a building and going at a fairly high rate of speed. The occupant of the elevator jumps up while the car is still in motion. If the room had been still, they would reach a "high point" of, say, 12" and then begin falling. However, since the car is moving, will that still be the case, will they still fall 12" or will it be less than that because the car is moving upwards?
I know this is probably a dumb question, but I can't picture how it would work!