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In this context, knot is a measurement of airspeed and comparable to the time it takes to accelerate over the distance of one nautical mile. To express this unit as acceleration over solid ground, one knot of distance through water or air would be approximately 1.51 mile per hour.

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"Sgt. 1st Class Cheryl Stearns holds a tight position to build air speed during her jump, August 8, 2006" by Cpl. Sean Capogreco .

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