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Flight School

Flight School

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Attend drop-in Flight School classes to learn foundational techniques such as climbing, knots, and inversions that are required for each destination class. You are free to take all classes in Flight School or just the lessons you need for your desired destination class. Check out the pre-requisite skills for each destination here. No matter your experience or vocabulary, you will get a deeper understanding of the theory and proper technique behind the basic skills that form the building blocks of the rest of your training.

Lesson Plan Outline


Knots & Wraps

Lesson #1: Knots & Wraps

Climbs: Basic Climb, Relaxed Descent

Knots: Single basic foot knots (ground/air)

Sequence: Standing Series


Locked Inversions

Lesson #2: Locked Inversions

Climbs: Basic Climb, Relaxed Descent

Knots: Double basic foot knots (ground/air)

Locked Inversion: Forward arch, Crossback Straddle


Open Inversions

Lesson #3: Open Inversions

Sling: Inverted straddle, pigeon & gazelle

Hangs: Caesar

Transcendence Wraps: Single, Double


Open Inversions

Lesson #4: Open Inversions

Sling: Inverted straddle,  Hip key

Hangs: Crucifix

Hooks: Opposite-side hook, Hip key, Same-side hook, Thigh lock


Knots & Wraps


Lesson #5: Knots & Wraps

Climbs: Russian Climb, relaxed descent

Knots: Single Dancer Foot Knots (ground/air)

Sequence: Pole Series


Locked Inversions

Lesson #6: Locked Inversions

Climb: Russian Climb, relaxed descent

Knots:  Double Dancer Foot Knots (ground/air)

Locked Inversion: Relaxed sit twist, Crossback Straddle


Open Inversions I

Lesson #7: Open Inversions I

Sling: Inverted straddle, Spider

Open Inversions: tuck, pike arrow

Transcendence Wraps: Single, Corset, Harness,


Open Inversions II

Lesson #8: Open Inversions II

Sling: Inverted straddle, Hip key

Hangs: Crucifix

Hooks: Opposite-side hook, Hip key, Same-side hook, Thigh lock

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