posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 10:31 PM
the act, manner, or power of flying.
the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object: a 500-mile flight; the flight of the ball.
a trip by an airplane, glider, etc.
a scheduled trip on an airline: a 5 o'clock flight.
a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together: a flight of geese.
making flight or passing through the air; that flies: a flying insect; an unidentified flying object.
floating, fluttering, waving, hanging, or moving freely in the air: flying banners; flying hair.
extending through the air.
made while moving swiftly: a flying leap.
the act of moving through the air on wings; flight.
"Flying" is anything that involves lift. A parachute is a controlled fall, a hang glider is flying. The winged surface produces lift. The only
reason to start on elevated ground is to build up enough speed to produce the lift, and after that it becomes a very technical balancing act between
speed and altitude.
Yes, many hang gliders and other gliders can fly indefinitely if they get "thermals." The longest
is well over 1000 miles! That is much more than a controlled fall.
As for these being dragons, they would have to spit fire. I believe dragons did exist, but the organic material that could tell us of their fiery
breath would be lost in fossils, so we can only guess. There are many things today that spit venom, or create electrical shocks, or bioluminescence,
so why couldn't something also produce a flame? This is a cute little lizard, and now we need to find its big fire breathing cousin.
on 27-2-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)