There is a saying, if God wanted us to fly then he would have given us wings.
Unfortunately, he didn’t, so we do not get to know what it’s like to be in flight,
We take an aeroplane, which usually has a flight number such as QF607, or in conversation, ‘I’ll be taking the 6 o’clock flight’.
If someone runs away, then we say they have taken flight.
If we roll back a few years, say about 80, to World War 2, flight tales on a whole new meaning.
It refers to a group of planes, in one case a number of spitfires, or,
The man in charge, a flight lieutenant, also colloquially known as ‘flight’.
This is not be confused with the word flite which has several very obscure meanings,
First, it means to quarrel or argue, or engage in a debate, and
Second, to make a complaint.
But one that sticks in my my mind is Flyte, from Brideshead Revisited. they were a very interesting family.