It's about one-tenth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0801 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 12.50 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 2,700 inches. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 326,000,000 inches before refueling.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 14 times 216 inches.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 3,000 inches. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.0694 times 216 inches.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0313 inches of 15 inches in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, the height of The Statue of Liberty is 16.950 times 216 inches.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 3,661 inches including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 18 times 216 inches.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 3,800 inches. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-twentieth as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0523 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 19.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 4,130 inches (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 4,140 inches, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-twentieth as long as a Football field.
In other words, the length of a Football field is 20 times 216 inches.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 4,320 inches from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 360 inches farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.