There are many scenarios that would deem it necessary to learn this unique skill, particularly if you intend to become a wind tunnel Coach. Understanding this skill will be a great asset for your ability to work with students. This skill is also important in the Free Flying progression, as you will often need to walk into the wind to set up and begin certain moves.
Prior to learning how to walk inside the tunnel, you will first at a minimum need to be comfortable completing all of the 8 points of motion while Belly Flying. For those onthe Freefly progression, you will need to be able to comfortably Back Fly all of the 8 points of motion.
The primary objective is to be able to safely and successfully enter the tunnel on your feet, and comfortably walk forward and backward using the airflow to assist your movement. Avoid fighting your body against the wind! You will also learn how to use your arms to control the speed of your movements, understanding how they can assist with moving sideways and with controlling your heading.
Learn more about the fundamentals of Walking and find additional 'Check In' topics on the individual IBA Skills page. Download the full lesson plan and check out the rest of the post-flight evaluation questions and suggestions.
Previous Tutorial Full Barrel Roll HERE
Next tutorial, Sit Fly, coming soon!
Other IBA Back Fly Tutorials HERE
IBA Dynamic Progression series HERE