IKO LEVEL 1 – DISCOVERY

What To Expect

Your IKO instructor will teach you key safety rules and kite flying theory and skills on land before going into the water.  This safety training session will teach you how to assess both the power and direction of the wind as well as important characteristics of the physical location too.  Proper equipment management, kite set-up, and the controlled flying of a small trainer kite are also part of this IKO Level 1 – Discovery lesson plan.

Certification:

IKO Level 1

Time Required

2.5 hours

Prerequisites:

Minimum 12 years of age

Swimming in deep water

Skills & Certification

  • S.E.A. (Spot, Environment, Activity) Assessment
  • Holding, Carrying and Securing a Kite on Land
  • Kite Set Up
  • Safety Systems Use
  • Pre-Flight Check
  • Launching and Landing as an Assistant
  • First Piloting and Explore the Wind Window’s Edge
  • Let Go of the Bar
  • Twist and Untwist the Lines
  • Flying One-Handed
  • Trim Discovery
  • Walking While Flying the Kite
  • Launching and Landing as a Pilot
  • Wind Window Theory
  • In flight Quick Release Activation
  • Self-Landing
  • Equipment Packing
  • Launching and Landing as an Assistant
  • First Piloting and Explore the Wind Window’s Edge
  • Let Go of the Bar
  • Twist and Untwist the Lines
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