aka: Why do I keep falling instead of flying with my Elytra?
Finding yourself plummeting from the sky screaming instead of soaring with your minecraft Elytra? That’s because of a simple change to the game mechanics. Used to be Elytra only had to be equipped in the chest slot before you took a dive off a cliff. Now you need to press the spacebar (or your jump button) while in mid-air to activate your wings. If you simply run off high places, cruel gravity takes hold.