After making the wings, they were confident that the idea would worked, they also used bribery to get passed the boats. "keep at a moderate height, for if you fly to low, the fog and spray will clog your wings, and if you fly to high, the heat will melt the wax that holds them together" line 44-46 page 32 they were given instructions on what to do when you fly.
They were ready to fly and they were, they both had been giving instructions on what to do in order to survive."It was fun making the wings. The sun shone on the bright feathers; the breezes ruffled them. When they were finished, Daedalus fastened them to his shoulders and found himself lifted upwards, where he hung poised in the air" Line 24-27 pg. 32
Icarus was to close to the sun, and he had been given instructions not to go to high or else the wings would melt. Daedalus had been yelling to icarus but icarus could not hear because he was to distracted. "He flew higher and higher up into the blue sky until her reached the clouds." line 63-64
Icarus lands in a near lake dead because the wings came off of how hot the sun was and he landed to hard for it to kill him."the blazing sun beat down on the wings and softened the wax. small feathers fell from the wings and floated softly down, warning icarus to stay his flight and glide to earth." line 70-73 page 33
Daedalus pulled icarus away from "He gathered the boy in his arms and flew to land, the tips of his wings dragging in the water from the double burden they bore." line 84-86
He had to keep moving. "Then, with a flutter of wings, he once more took to the air, but the joy of his flight was gone and his victory over the air was bitter to him." line 88-90 page 34