1. Locate an open grassy area with no trees, shrubs, lawn furniture, etcetera. There should not be anything for your bird to perch on or become tangled in.

  2. For beginning flight training the grass must be mowed short. Most pet birds learning to fly do not have much strength or endurance. They will be carrying the weight of the harness and leash when flying. The leash dragging on grass will add additional weight. Soon your pet will gain the strength and endurance to easily carry the leash, and learn to fly a little higher so less of the leash will drag on the grass.

  3. Flight areaMeasure in from the outside edge of your open area approximately 25', all the way around the perimeter of your flight area. The flight line has a maximum length of 30' and may not fill your entire area. If your center area is wider than 30' the Flight Line can be planted anywhere inside the area.

  4. If your measured area is less then 30' across at the widest point, Install one end-post somewhere on the line determined in step 3. For the greatest amount of flight area you will want to choose the two points furthest away from each other with some of the flight line unwound from the post, push the empty and-post into the ground.

  5. On the far side of the line plotted in step 3, install the other end-post. Unwind enough line to reach the other side of your flight area. If your area is less than 30' long leave the extra line wound on the end post. Wind extra line onto the post by pulling the excess line through the hole it is attached to. Once all of the extra line is pulled through, wind it onto the hooks on the post. If the line is not wound tight it may loosen as the Flight Line is used. If slack develops in the line, move the post back. There must be at least two inches between the flight line and the grass all the way along the line, If the line is not taunt it may sag and touch the grass. Proper line tension will cause the post to bend about one inch before you push it into the ground. Most lawns are not perfectly flat; distance from the grass to the line will vary form 2" to 6".

  6. flightline map 3Choose the proper lead and install the split ring (key chain thingy) onto the flight line. Be careful not to snag the line when installing the lead.

    Lead choice will vary for medium size birds. Because all species have a wide weight range, it is possible to fall into both lead categories. New flyers may not have the strength to carry the heavier lead until they develop a little stamina Always use the heavier lead when possible.

    Use LIGHT LEAD for small birds up to 300 grams.
    Guideline: All Parakeets. Indian ring necks, Cockatiels, Conures, Quaker, Senegal, Doves, Rainbow Lories, Rosellas, Sm. macaws, white cap pionus.

    Use HEAVY LEAD for medium and large birds over 300 grams.
    Guideline: Amazons, Large lories, Larger Pionus, Eclectus, Med. and Lg. Macaws, Cockatoos, Tlmneh grey, Congo grey, Eclectus, Patagonian conure.

  7. Holding the end of the stretched out lead, walk the perimeter of the area to ensure that it is free of all obstacles that may attract your bird or snag the line. The Aviator Harness leash will extend an additional 8 feet from the end of the Flight Line lead.

  8. Carefully attach the Flight Line lead to the wrist strap of the harness.

  9. You are ready to start flying. Start out slow and with caution. Wild parrots fly as far as 25 miles a day. Captive parrots rarely exceed 100 feet. New flyers will take a few weeks to build strength.


The AVIATOR FLIGHT LINE is very safe when used as designed. No parrot should be left alone while tethered to the Flight Line. Parrots are active and curious and could become tangled or escape.

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