I agree with a lot that has already been said along the lines of some beings don’t actually use their wings to fly but rather as a symbol or statement.
As far as my being a dragon with wings that were meant for their function, there are several different explanations that I came up with or stumbled across that make up for an excuse as to why.
So I could go on about the wing structure, hollow bones, specialized muscle groups, gas pockets that help create lift, having been on another planet so obeying different laws of gravity, or even the cop-out excuse of magic.
Instead I’ll bring up a fun earthly creature fact:
Quote:According to all known laws of aviation,
There is no way that a bee should be able to fly.
Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground
The bee, of course, flies anyway