Aerobatic Elytra Mod (1.20.1, 1.19.4) adds a new elytra item to the game, which can fly like a plane would, and propel itself using rockets as fuel. Essentially, a flight simulator in Minecraft.


  • Fly like a plane.
  • Customizable trails using fireworks (one per each of the 4 rockets).
  • Customizable wings with dyes and banners (just like Customizable Elytra).
  • Boost by sprinting to go even faster.
  • Brake by crouching to help landing.
  • Bounce on slime blocks.
  • Look around while flying with a key (and aim with a bow as well).
  • Extensible through datapacks (includes bundled examples that can be installed with a command).
  • Switch to vanilla elytra flight with a key (if allowed in the server).
  • Other mods may add new flight modes (such as Aerobatic Elytra Jetpack).
  • Customizable Physics.


  • Aerobatic flight is the main feature of this mod. It is basically a classic flight simulator built into Minecraft.
  • As most game flight simulators, it is anything but realist. Real aeronautics are quite complex, hard to simulate, and not that much fun in a game. In this mod you’ll never enter a spin, nor will you need to worry about breaking your wings, but you may still lose enough speed to keep your lift.
  • The flight physics of this mod are simple:
    • The Aerobatic Elytra has 4 attached rockets, which provide you thrust in the direction you’re flying. You can adjust the thrust strength with the forwards/backwards keys
    • The wings provide a gliding effect, providing lift proportional to the air flow against them (air is considered to be stationary, except during bad weather)
    • The air has friction, which slows you proportionally to your speed, so your thrust can only help you reach a certain terminal velocity
    • The wings have pitch and roll ailerons controlled by the mouse, which let you rotate in pitch and roll proportionally to your speed, while increasing your friction slightly
    • Despite not having a rudder, the player can magically steer their yaw rotation (slightly) with the strafing keys, just as the pitch and roll
    • You can brake by sneaking, which increases your friction and reduces your lift (I lied, it magically increases your gravity to make landing easier for inexperienced players, but you don’t need to know that)
  • There are also a few quirks.
    • To make lift sufficient for flight at speeds of magnitudes the game (and players) can handle, a magical gravity reduction is applied while you fly
    • You can fly underwater, with more friction and being able to slightly rotate immediately (without having to move)
    • The gravity reduction and friction depend on your thrust, in order to make motorless flight easier to maintain (not much)
    • The lack of realistic friction physics means you can actually fall sideways if you lose speed and you have enough roll, just as a paper sheet
    • You can also fly backwards, which inverts the rotation provided by the ailerons
  • The strengths of all previously described forces and factors can be configured in the server’s config. Some physics can be changed per elytra, such as the lift aid described before, thanks to the mod’s ability system. In the future, all physics may be configurable per elytra, rather than being shared for the whole server, and alternative physics may be added as well.
  • World Interactions
    • In addition to the physics mentioned above, there are some ways your flight can be affected by the world:
      • If you fly into a slime wall/floor (with at least some speed) you’ll bounce on it, and your direction will be flipped by the bounce (as if you were a light ray bouncing off a mirror)
      • Some blocks may reduce your crash damage, such as hay bales
      • If you fly into tree leaves, you will break them in a non-destructive way. That is, the leaves will turn into a special broken state, which lets you go through them, slowing you (like cobwebs do). After some time the leaves will recover, so you don’t need to worry about griefing your world due to your poor flight skills.
  • Weather
    • During rain, storm and snowy weather, you will experience rain, wind and turbulences.
      • Rain will increase your gravity, making maintaining altitude harder
      • Wind will push you in a random, locally changing direction
      • Turbulences will make you rotate randomly, with varying strength, making it hard to keep control of your direction.
    • All effects are applied, regardless of the weather type, but stormy weather and snowy weather have stronger effects than rainy weather. The wind during storms may be strong enough to make it impossible to move in some directions.
    • There is a weather region system that tracks wind and turbulences across regions, so nearby players get affected by similar effects.


Crafting Recipes:

Recommend that you should install Just Enough Items (for mods using Forge) or Roughly Enough Items (for mods using Fabric) to view the full recipes included in this mod

How to use:


  • Press C to change flight mode (vanilla/aerobatic)
  • Jump in the air to start flying (just like normal elytra)
  • Move forwards to gain speed
  • Look up/down to turn up/down (can be inverted)
  • Look left/right to roll left/right
  • Move left/right to turn left/right (very slowly, you should turn by rolling)
  • Sprint at max speed to get a temporary boost
  • Crouch to brake
  • Hold jump while flying to rectify your course (useful to fly in a straight line or make small adjustments while holding it)
  • Hold Alt to look around you while you fly
  • Double press Alt to keep looking around while controlling your flight (useful to look below you while exploring)

The keys to change flight modes (C), and look around (Alt) can be changed. All other controls depend on your movement controls, which should already be configured to your liking.


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