How do avatars fly? Maybe they flap their arms really fast like a bee? See the honeybees in this New Scientist video for the correct arm movement. Trouble is your arms get really tired… and you fall out of the sky.
Now, if we could only move as fast as Jools Holland playing ‘Bumble Boogie’ perhaps we could achieve Boogie Woogie flight?
To see sensible information on bee flight read the full New Scientist article ‘Secrets of bee flight revealed’ posted November 2005. For more recent thoughts on the secrets of flight see : Birds, bats, insects hold secrets of flight for engineers published in February 2008.