Would this every work for you on "Smallville" or maybe as a movie. I remember when the last "Superman" movie came out they showed something about the orgins of the Superman comic and apparently, Superman in the first episodes didn't have the power of flight. That was actually something added later on.
Is flying now well know when it comes to the Superman to ditch?
Well it has worked on Smallville so far. If you mean how about he puts on the suit and becomes superman before he learns to fly, that would work for a short period of time, but flying is one of his basic most known powers so any version of superman must have him flying at some point.