Next, run off the side of the mountain. The game control to open the elytra wings depends on the version of Minecraft:
For PC/Mac, press the SPACE to open the elytra wings so that you start to glide.
For Pocket Edition (PE), tap once on the Jump button.
For PS3 and PS4, press the X button on the PS controller.
For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the A button on the Xbox controller.
For Windows 10 Edition, press the SPACE to open the elytra wings.
For Wii U, press the A button on the gamepad.
For Education Edition, press the SPACEto open the elytra wings.
TIP: If you walk too slowly off the mountain, you may tumble down and fall before the elytra opens. It is safest to run off the mountain by pressing the run button. Also, with this extra speed, you will glide farther.
Now that you are gliding, you can steer like you normally do. Try not to glide directly into an object or you will hurt yourself.
Congratulations, you just learned how to use the elytra in Minecraft.