Batman’s Flight Deemed Fake
Fraudulent flight. It was enough to keep Hulk Hogan from flying to my birthday party last year. But what about in Batman's case? With the newest film creating a fanboy frenzy, Four University of Leicester students decided to explore whether or not Batman could actually fly in the manner that the film depicts.
In a paper titled "Trajectory of a falling Batman" (come on, guys, "The Dark Knight Falls," duh), the study reached the conclusion:
..if [the man in the bat costume] jumped from a 150-metre (492-foot) high building, the 4.7 meter (15-foot) wingspan of Batman's cape would allow him to glide 350 meters (1148 feet).
However, he would reach a speed of 68 miles per hour (109 km per hour) before hitting the ground at a life-threatening speed of 50 mph.
Basically, Batman can't fly. Apparently, it is all about the size of the cape...a department in which Batman lacks. So, children, don't copy Batman. Also, Batman, don't copy Batman.