In my story there are people with super powers, but they only get to have one. So, if someone’s power is to start a fire, then they can’t also control it once it starts. My problem currently is with the power of flight.
My superhero can fly. She does not have any additional powers, such as super speed or strength. Being up in the air is exactly like standing on the ground. She can deadlift or carry the average amount/weight for a person of her size and fitness level, whether on the ground or in the air.
So, she and another person fall out of a plane and free fall until they reach terminal velocity. She manages to grab the other person, but now she has to arrest their free fall. Basically what happens at least once in every Superman story ever, but Superman has a ton of other powers while my hero does not.
Is this a deadlift situation, so if she could lift this person while both were standing on the ground, then she can stop their free fall using the same amount of strength? Or is she fighting against a force that is impossible for her to counter?