For many, flying is the appeal of witchcraft. Harry and friends zoom around on broomsticks, but it’s the spell — not the broom — that gives them the power to fly. A strong Flying Charm renders your object ready for the skies. And while we’ve seen the perils of attempting to pilot a flying car, Hagrid’s motorbike seems to sail beside the clouds like a dream. Just beware of trees.
Top 10 Coolest Harry Potter Spells
From incantations that protect against the dark arts to charms that will stuff a week's worth of luggage into your purse, TIME takes a look at the best spells from J.K. Rowling's famous wizards