If you look closely the wings aren't an invention. They have baby razor whips on their backs.
LATE UPDATE TO POST: Just saw the video clip where they’re definitely flying and definitely with dragons, so sweet!
Thanks for bringing that up! Your point makes these women’s actions further from Hiccup’s flight suit as well, definitely! So there is a huge difference between what these women are doing and what Hiccup has done - no threat to his own inventiveness.
I do believe that’s the case as well, given the woman furthest away and furthest to the left seems to have something holding on her! To be honest, I’ve been hesitating to say that concretely about the dragons, given the angle and relatively poor quality of the image, though - pardon for my hesitation in the earlier post, if that confused you and others! I’m waiting for the show to premiere to make it definitely true. You bringing this up though makes me feel more as though you’re right, though! XD So thank you thank you!
Haha, I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but I’ve also intentionally been saying “gliding” instead of “flying” even though I imagine there will be flying - given as “gliding” is the more securely obvious thing that at the very least will happen. XD The women are way up in the sky so they’re obviously flying, but gliding is the more realistic/determinable thing that can be said “for now” until the show shows us the definites.
I regardless do intend to say this is invention and I’m happy calling it such! XD Maybe some people consider invention entirely non-living objects, but I do believe the spirit of inventiveness permeates our society when humans find novel ways to work with animals (be it crafting butter from goat milk, learning how to ride horses and elephants on saddles and with carts, working with oxen to create better plowing techniques, training dogs to help people with seizures or limited vision, or anything else). Project Shellfire is one notable instance in which humans ride on living dragons to give themselves basically new boating technology. Hiccup riding Toothless was inventive and revolutionary, and using dragons to fly/glide through the air is also a demonstration of human innovation. Using dragons to fly is different than creating a mechanical device, absolutely, but all of these demonstrate the ability for humans to look at dragons and create novel ideas that can change their society.
It’s pretty cool!