A player flying in creative mode.
This article is about the form of transportation available in Creative and Spectator modes. For the flight attainable when using the elytra, see Gliding.

Flying is the most versatile form of transportation and is available in Creative and Spectator mode.

The game control to start flying depends on the version of Minecraft: For Java Edition (PC/Mac), press the SPACE key twice (quickly). For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap the Jump button twice (quickly). For PS3 and PS4, press the X button twice (quickly). For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the A.


Flying is not limited by any processes such as food depletion, which limits sprinting. Flying can be toggled by double-tapping the 'jump' key while playing in creative mode and can be activated at any altitude. The player can gain or lose altitude while flying by pressing the jump or sneak keys, respectively. Holding sprint allows you to move faster while flying. In Creative mode, flying is automatically disabled if the player lowers onto a surface while in the air. In Spectator mode, flying cannot be disabled because players can fly through all blocks. Flying increases the player's field of view by 10%, increased further when holding sprint.(You may have to try several times before this works.)


Flying makes the player move at around 10.92 meters/second (39.312 km/h), which is approximately 250% of the normal walking speed, being 4.36 meters/second (15.724 km/h). This is increased further when holding the sprint key to 21.6 meters/second (77.76 km/h). When flying, friction is reduced to a level equivalent to when on ice. A player flying in fluids or cobwebs neither sink nor slow down.

In spectator, scrolling up on the scroll wheel increases speed while scrolling down decreases it.



Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseAdded flying.
Java Edition
1.3.112w17aThe player no longer experiences the decrease in speed seen in Survival mode when traveling through fluids.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0Added flying.
Bedrock Edition
?Player with /abilitymayfly set to true can fly on any gamemode.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added flying, with Creative mode


Issues relating to 'Flying' are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • You can also sneak while flying by holding the space bar and left shift keys simultaneously during flight.
  • If the player flies high enough in Creative mode, the sun or the moon can be seen through the fog when looking down, depending on which is below the horizon at the time; the player can also see the clouds at this time.
  • A player who gets into a minecart or bed while flying resumes flying when leaving the minecart or bed.
  • Players flying in the Void receive Void damage if they are below altitude -64, allowing them to fly a short distance beneath Void level (y=0).‌[Java Edition only]

See also[edit]

  • Tutorials/Flying technologies - technologies to make a construction or entity fly
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Hard work: if it’s not for you, there’s always cheats and console commands. What better way to conquer the sprawling sandbox that is a Minecraft world than by pulling up the command bar, typing in some words and symbols and magic-ing yourself up a prissy clippy-cloppy pony with diamond armour?

A console command is much more than just a string of letters. They can change the world in an instant, from killing every enemy around you to instantly smelting all the metal in your inventory. Some people may call this cheating, but we think of it as simply saving time and letting you get on with your amazing Minecraft project.

But how do you enter Minecraft commands? Thankfully, Minecraft console commands are wonderfully simple to use; they’re as simple as inputting Minecraft seeds. When creating a new Minecraft world you’ll be prompted to choose whether or not to allow cheats. After selecting yes and loading up the world, you’ll need to press the “C” key to pull up the command bar, which is where you’ll be inputting all your cheats and commands.

Any command you enter in single player will need to be prefixed by forward slash (/); multiplayer commands will not work with this prefix. Now it’s just a simple case of typing in the desired command and hitting the “Enter” key.

Minecraft cheats and console commands

Target selector shortcuts
@p – nearest player
@r – random player
@a – all players
@e – all entities
@s – the entity executing the command
Target selector variables set a specific target without typing out their full name. Above are the five different shorthand commands.

/help [CommandName]
Provides more information on the given command.

/give <Player> <Item> [Amount]
Used to give another player an item from your inventory. Example: /give PCGamesN minecraft:planks 13. This would give PCGamesN 13 Spruce Wood Planks. This command is much simpler when giving single objects, but is useful for stackable objects.

/tp [TargetPlayer] x y z
Used to instantly transport yourself or another player to a specific location in the world. Using another player’s name in place of the coordinates will transport the target directly to said player’s location. You can also teleport to a new world with these Minecraft maps.

Kills your character, adding another player’s name will apply the command to them.

/weather WeatherType
Allows you to choose the weather or your world. Options include: rain, thunder and snow.

Creative mode
/gamemode creative
Changes the gamemode to Creative mode, which allows player flight, unlimited resources and stops mobs attacking you.

Survival mode
/gamemode survival
Changes the gamemode to Survival mode, which means mobs will attack you and you’ll have to gather all resources the old-fashioned way.

Set time
/time set 1000
Sets the time to day. Replace “1000” with “0” for dawn, “6000” for midday, “12000” for dusk and “18000” for night.

Change difficulty to Peaceful
/difficulty peaceful
Changes difficulty to Peaceful mode. Replace “peaceful” with “easy”, “ normal”, or “hard” for more of a challenge.

How to find your world’s seed code
This will produce a code for your world, note it down so that you can load up an identical one in the future.

Keep inventory when you die
/gamerule keepInventory true
Ensures you don’t lose your items upon dying. To revert this, type “false” in place of “true”

Stop time
/gamerule doDaylightCycle false
This will stop the game’s day/light cycle in it’s place, allowing you to live under permanent sunshine or moonlight. To resume the day/light cycle type in “/gamerule doDaylightCycle true”.

Instantly drops a desired creature or object into your world, especially handy for when you’re short a couple of tame ocelots. Goodhertz pan pot stereo paneer plug-in for mac download.

Atlantis mode
Dramatically raises the world’s water level, submerging all but the highest mountains.

Turns the creature you’re facing into a mount.

Instant mine
One-click mining with any tool.

Stops mobs in their tracks.

Fall damage
Turns fall damage on and off.

Fire damage
Turns fire damage on and off.

Water damage
Turns water damage on and off.

Smelt item
Turns all items into their smelted form.

Instant plant
No more waiting around for a planted seed to grow.


Store items
Stores all inventory items into a chest, which spawns nearby.

Item damage
Weapons no longer receive damage or degrade.

Copies and drops the item stack that you have equipped.

And those are all the Minecraft console commands that you’ll need to help enhance your game and take the hard work out of all that crafting. But where to next? Well perhaps you could make your game even more impressive with these Minecraft mods. They’re sure to make your game even more exciting than Mojang ever imagined. Plus they can put things like Pokemon in your worlds!