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Anytime under canopy that you are facing the same direction as the wind is blowing to, that is, you have the wind at your back, you are running under canopy.

Air Speed is the velocity at which you are moving in the air irrespective of the ground below you. This is determined by the canopy you are jumping and your weight. A heavier loaded canopy has a faster air speed than a lighter loaded canopy.

Ground Speed is how fast you are moving across the ground. It is a combination of air speed and wind. When you are running, your ground speed will be fast because you have the wind behind you. In this case, your ground speed is the air speed plus wind speed.

On your pattern for landing, you are running on the downwind leg.

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When you fly your canopy

WITH THE WIND

it's called RUNNING.

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