Man Successfully Flies With Custom-Built Bird Wings

  • R. Talmadge Lacy

    very cool.

  • Chaorder Gradient

    I was preparing to have to say something cynical about not being able to take off the ground at all, or requiring rockets or something. Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised. That was awesome.

  • Mr Willow

    Posthumously vindicating aspiring 19th century aviators everywhere. . .

    • Calypso_1

      or perhaps PT Barnum

  • Howiedunnet

    Not certain it’s not a hoax.

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  • Davinci

    I really hope this isn’t fake because if its not its completely bad ass.

  • Phantom

    Looks like a hoax to me, fresh tire marks on the grass looks like he might have been towed.  

  • Guest

    I call hoax, show me a camera without the cut then we can talk

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    One of the coolest inventions i’ve seen in a while.

  • Honu

    I’m willing to accept it at face value……incredibly awesome.

  • Honu

    I take it back…I disbelieve….this is a hoax…bummer:

  • Ronniedobbs

    i wonder if he crapped on anyone’s windshield

  • Simiantongue

    I want to believe! It made me cry out in joy watching him take off from the ground, quite literally I did.  Very nice video, it made me feel giddy and light for a moment. But my damned analytical mind kicked in, I’m looking at the body mass and the area of the wings and I know something isn’t right. I was into paragliding, hang gliding, ultralights etc for some years as a hobby. It takes a larger wingspan just to glide down at a respectable speed. If you came down from any height on those you’d break your legs or worse.

    Those wings look proportional to someone who has no knowledge of engineering. Especially if you look at birds, they look to have some of the same proportions of body size to wingspan. But there is a reason birds have hollow bones and even their musculature gives up some strength for weight considerations.  

    Would work in an environment with less gravity. I always thought that one big draw to a moon colony, for tourism purposes, would be a large dome structure where you could get wings like this and fly. Something you couldn’t do on Earth. Or perhaps a large open area on a space station with no gravity. Only very small wings would be needed. Zero gravity ballet will be beautiful. Doubt I’ll live long enough to see that, sad.

  • Selgnorts

    Coolest thing however dosn’t it raise the possibility of someone training ducks to use shotguns?

  • PneumamuenP

    Right at takeoff you can see the special effects..   fake eee fake fraud.

  • Tchoutoye

    The Flying Dutchman turns out to be a lying Dutchman. It’s a confirmed hoax. The maker of the wings and the film admitted so himself.

  • Aaron Burnett

    obviously A HOAX. You would have to flap you wings all the way up and all the way down instead of flapping like you have a seizure you fucktards.