The different flight modes are: flag, bird, static or dynamic.
Flag flight: held by a halyard at the masthead, the kite is placed in the wind bed and does not generate traction.
Bird mode: only the central part of the kite carries in the wind, the “feathers” fade away generating drag and the kite is self-stable. This mode is used for a safe launch and recovery of the kite. This mode is also specific to Beyond the Sea.
Static flight: a flight mode where the kite is not moving and will remain stationary in the air. Dynamic flight: the kite describes 8’s and the traction force is between the wind direction and its perpendicular. The traction is maximum.