Head-up Neutral Position

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The sit-fly position, with solo drills to strengthen balance and range of motion for grip taking…

Head-up Neutral

AXIS Flight School Instructor Niklas Daniel demonstrates the Head-Up neutral position and provides exercises to strengthen balance and increase range of motion.


  • Proud chest
  • Straight spine
  • Elbows high
  • Tilt pelvis forward
  • Pronate feet
  • Knock Knees


  • Looking down
  • Pushing on the relative wind with your hands


  • At first, only allow the relative wind to make contact with the inside of your legs
  • Push your heels firmly into the wind
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Meet: Niklas Daniel

I am passionate about flying; be it my body, a parachute, or an airplane. It fills me with a great sense of fascination, curiosity, and purpose.
Coaching grants me the opportunity to share my skills and experience with those who have a desire to learn. I believe in building skills on a solid foundation and giving my students tangible evidence of their progress.

My coaching method is methodical yet holistic – incorporating physical as well as mental training, in a positive and constructive learning environment. I strive to find the perfect balance between ability and challenge for optimal engagement and enjoyment. My biggest reward as a coach is the joy of celebrating a student's "lightbulb moments", as they achieve their goals.

Axis Flight School is proudly sponsored by Cypres, Cookie, UPT, Performance Designs, Larsen & Brusgaard, Bev suits, Vertical suits, Skydive Arizona, Samantha Schwann, Hypoxic, Althoff Voeller

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We love skydiving, love flying, love coaching, and we want to share our enthusiasm of the sport with you! Whether you want to work on canopy, fly in the tunnel, or polish your freefall skills: we have the tools and coaching methods for you.

We are more than happy to discuss your needs and goals in order to enhance your skydiving experience. Contact us – your AXIS Coaches™ Brianne and Niklas – to find out what personalized coaching packages would work best for you.

info [at] axisflightschool.com.