How to fly in Minecraft

Every new player in Minecraft is eager to learn how to fly, which is why learning how to

activate it in each mode is important. Flying is not constrained by any mechanisms that limit sprinting, such as food depletion. The ability to fly in Minecraft is one of the most truly liberating aspects of the game. Players can spend hours simply wandering around in the desert and admiring all of Minecraft's beautiful pixelated timber if they desire.

But if given the option, players would choose to travel to their desired location rather than dragging themselves across the map. Minecraft allows players to fly in Creative Mode as well as Spectator mode. Technically, the player is not only capable of flying while in Spectator mode, but also capable of phasing through walls and any surface.

How to fly in Minecraft?

Players in the Java Edition of Minecraft can fly anywhere they want in the Creative or Spectator modes. In Bedrock an Education version, however, the player must be given the 'mayfly' permission to fly.

Creative Mode:

Creative Mode

In the Creative mode, you can begin to fly as soon as you start building your world. To fly, the player needs to double-tap the 'Jump' button. This will send the player flying through the air. To land, players need to approach the ground in Creative Mode, and flying will be disabled automatically. The player can gain or lose altitude while flying by pressing the jump or sneak keys, respectively. Holding sprint allows the player to move faster while flying. In Creative mode, flying is automatically disabled if the player lowers onto a surface while in the air. In Spectator mode, flying cannot be disabled because players can fly through all blocks. Flying increases the player's field of view by 10%; it is increased further when holding sprint.

Survival Mode:

Using Elytra:

Survival Mode using Elytra

In Survival mode, there is only one way to fly without cheats: with the aid of Elytra. You will find the wings and the firework rocket to send you into the air if you go to the End city. They allow you to fly through space and go wherever you want. Nonetheless, you must exercise caution because the rocket on your back will injure you unless you use your skin as a shield.

In Minecraft, there are three levels of fireworks. Tier one is the slowest firework you'll need for liftoff, and it's simple to produce with only one gun powder and one piece of paper. Tier two fireworks will help you travel higher, and you'll need two gunpowder and one sheet of paper to make them. Finally, with three gunpowder and one paper, you can make a tier-three firework. Only keep in mind that if you use a tier-three rocket in the Nether, you could end up in lava due to the game's inability to load the graphics at a fast rate.

Using Cheats:

Open the Game menu by tapping on the “Esc” button and then click Open to LAN. Click on the Allow Cheats On. Select Start LAN World. Then all you need to do is press “T” to open the window and type any command. If you want to enable a player to fly using the “mayfly” command, follow these steps: Press the “T” and open the chatbox. Type “/ability @player mayfly true.”


If the player flies high enough in Creative mode, the sun or the moon can be seen through the fog when looking down, depending on which is below the horizon at the time; the player can also see the clouds at this time.


Congratulations! You have learnt how to fly in Minecraft and can explore the world faster than ever. Flying makes the player move at around 10.92 meters/second, which is approximately 250% of the normal walking speed, being 4.36 meters/second. This is increased further when holding the sprint key to 21.6 meters/second.

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