Convert Feet Per Second to Knots

Enter the speed in feet per second below to get the value converted to knots.

Results in Knots: 1 ft/s = 0.592484 kn

How to Convert Feet Per Second to Knots To convert a foot per second measurement to a knot measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One foot per second is equal to 0.592484 knots, so use this simple formula to convert:

knots = feet per second × 0.592484

The speed in knots is equal to the feet per second multiplied by 0.592484.

For example, here's how to convert 5 feet per second to knots using the formula above.
5 ft/s = (5 × 0.592484) = 2.962419 kn

Feet per second and knots are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Feet Per Second

Feet per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in feet in one second.

The foot per second is a US customary and imperial unit of speed. Feet per second can be abbreviated as ft/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as ft/sec or fps. For example, 1 foot per second can be written as 1 ft/s, 1 ft/sec, or 1 fps.

Feet per second can be expressed using the formula:
vft/s = dfttsec

The velocity in feet per second is equal to the distance in feet divided by time in seconds.

Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour, or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Foot Per Second Measurements and Equivalent Knot Conversions

Common foot per second values converted to the equivalent knot value
Feet Per Second Knots
1 ft/s 0.592484 kn
2 ft/s 1.185 kn
3 ft/s 1.7775 kn
4 ft/s 2.3699 kn
5 ft/s 2.9624 kn
6 ft/s 3.5549 kn
7 ft/s 4.1474 kn
8 ft/s 4.7399 kn
9 ft/s 5.3324 kn
10 ft/s 5.9248 kn
11 ft/s 6.5173 kn
12 ft/s 7.1098 kn
13 ft/s 7.7023 kn
14 ft/s 8.2948 kn
15 ft/s 8.8873 kn
16 ft/s 9.4797 kn
17 ft/s 10.07 kn
18 ft/s 10.66 kn
19 ft/s 11.26 kn
20 ft/s 11.85 kn
21 ft/s 12.44 kn
22 ft/s 13.03 kn
23 ft/s 13.63 kn
24 ft/s 14.22 kn
25 ft/s 14.81 kn
26 ft/s 15.4 kn
27 ft/s 16 kn
28 ft/s 16.59 kn
29 ft/s 17.18 kn
30 ft/s 17.77 kn
31 ft/s 18.37 kn
32 ft/s 18.96 kn
33 ft/s 19.55 kn
34 ft/s 20.14 kn
35 ft/s 20.74 kn
36 ft/s 21.33 kn
37 ft/s 21.92 kn
38 ft/s 22.51 kn
39 ft/s 23.11 kn
40 ft/s 23.7 kn

More Foot Per Second Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach Number
1 ft/s is equal to Mach 0.000889
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 ft/s is equal to 0.000889 speed of sound
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 ft/s is equal to 1.0167E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 ft/s is equal to 0.681818 miles per hour
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 ft/s is equal to 0.000305 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 ft/s is equal to 1.09728 kilometers per hour
Convert to Meters Per Second
1 ft/s is equal to 0.3048 meters per second
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 ft/s is equal to 30.48 centimeters per second