Thanks, all. Glad to hear I'm on the right track. I was mostly looking for some short, simple exercises that we could do every day in addition to flapping while I walk or run. He is still a nervous pooper, so flying onto my bed is more of a special occasion/get out the towels sort of event.
My maroon belly didn't fly much either, despite being fully flighted. I thought it had more to do with her in all likelihood being clipped before fledging (based on some persistent logic failures during which she took routes designed for flying but never chose to fly) and having numerous human slaves while growing up. This boy is certainly cuddly, but still seems to relish having the option of saying no to a hand or stick a bit more than cuddling right now.. though once he gets on you he wants a good 45 min to 2 hour session
I am more than happy to cuddle him as much as he wants! His cuddle time will undoubtedly increase as he continues to really settle in and become confident in us as a home, and overcomes his hand aversion with lots of gentle help, but I doubt he will ever desire as much cuddle time as my mbc, who could happily claim a hand for four hours twice per day.