one of the most outrageous and perhaps infamous scenes in any Godzilla movie. ever. it tends to make serious Godzilla fans cringe, but then that's usually a good thing. go ahead, look up fan reaction to it and see. it's quite hilarious. how slow was Hedorah flying if Godzilla could catch up to it?
when I saw it for the first time at age 7 or so, it made complete sense to me- why couldn't Godzilla fly? it's also one of the creepier movies in the Godzilla series. I think it was the second one I ever saw, and the first one I ever watched on television. I do remember seeing the distinctly spooky poster in the theater before hand, so I knew what the movie was when it came on the tube.