Non-Free-Fall Motion and Newton's Second Law of Motion
We are still looking at the man less than one second after he leaves the airplane. The net force acting on the man is smaller now than it was at the instant he left the airplane, and as a result, Newton's Second Law of Motion states that his acceleration is also smaller in size now than it was the instant he left the plane.
The man's acceleration is smaller now than it was the instant he left the airplane. What about the man's speed?
What About the Man's Speed Now?