Look up flying in a Thesaurus. You'll find "quick, expeditious, fast, hasty, speedy."
Now look at the real thing. A Great Egret at City Park in New Orleans, pushed his wings out, leaned into what little wind there was and pushed the air back most unhastily. Having caught enough air to keep him suspended above the obscure bayou below, he set his sights on the tree lined shadowy realm on the other side. His silvery phantom sailed beneath the rippled surface as if it were boat of air holding him up into the sky.
Tell me again why flying is a an synonym for fast, hasty and speedy?
I can't hear you.
-- steve buser