Flight Time Restrictions
As mentioned earlier, however, flight in Aion is not all glorious. It takes getting used to, and it takes a great deal of awareness. You may find yourself seeing many death messages in the first few areas that allow flight - many people finding out too late that they're too high with nowhere to land, or worse, having gone AFK while in the air.
Gravity is, indeed, your greatest foe in Aion, especially at earlier levels. The higher you are from the ground, the greater falling damage you will take, and it doesn't take too much height, even on a full health bar, to find yourself flattened if you fall. Although you will get a loud warning when you're short on flight time, you may still find yourself too far from any safe place to land. It's important to always watch the green circle that indicates how much flight time you have left.
The trick? Just before you land, you can hit Page Up to briefly act as a slowing to your fall. Even breaking your fall like this takes practice, and I recommend practicing early if you plan on being an expert at flying as a Daeva.
So be warned, flight must be made carefully when going long distances, in hostile territories, and especially while fighting in the air. Most of all, take heed to never go AFK while in flight - unless you want to come back to being a pancake.