As far back as Icarus we've trying to fashion wings like a bird to fly free as they do.  Now an Dutchman engineer has demonstrated proof-of-concept in an amazing video.

The video is very reminiscent of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk.  The gentleman takes off and soars for a short time.  But it certainly looks as if he has attained flight with just the beating of his own wings.

Some are crying foul and claiming the video is a hoax.  After several viewings I find little suspicious except for the fact that is appears to show the impossible.

Get out your feathers and wax but don't fly too close to the sun!

To see the video click here.