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Learning Head Down will be one of the most challenging yet fun things you will do in the tunnel.
It is a time-consuming goal to attain, but the reward will certainly be worth the effort! Head Down flight is the final Static orientation in the IBA flight progression; it will open many doors for your flying career and help complete you as a fully-rounded flyer.
Prior to beginning the Head Down progression in the wind tunnel, you will need to be competent at:
Before each flight session, you will need to receive a full safety briefing from the tunnel Instructor, as well as a body position and skill briefing from a qualified Head Down Coach.
The primary objective is to be able to safely and successfully fly a static neutral Head Down position off of the net at moderate to fast wind speeds, with minimal assistance from your tunnel Instructor and/or Coach.
After you flight session review these questions with your tunnel Instructor and Coach:
Visit the IBA Skills page to download the full lesson plan and to find post-flight evaluation questions and suggestions.
Next tutorial, Sit to head-down transition
IBA Sit Fly Tutorials HERE
IBA Back Fly Tutorials HERE
IBA Dynamic Progression Tutorials HERE