"Now what have we learned?"
"Screaming and hollering"
Rainbow Dash goes over the elements of a good cheer with Fluttershy.
"So now that you know the elements of a good cheer...
Rainbow needs a real cheer!
*Fluttershy about to inhale.
Fluttershy inhaling deeply in an attempt to give a loud cheer.
Rainbow Dash on top of a cloud.
Fluttershy watches from below.
She's so fast, she leaves a rainbow trail behind her.
The flowers getting swayed by Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash, speeding on phase 2.
Rainbow Dash, dashing passed trees.
Rainbow Dash's sheer speed flying past Fluttershy
Rainbow twirls the clouds
Time for phase three, the Sonic Rainboom!
Rainbow Dash tries to get her speed up
She knows this can't end well.
Attempting to do a Sonic Rainboom
Fluttershy with her hoof over her mouth.
"Thank you so much for helping me clean up all these books, guys."
"It was a crazy weekend of studying!"
The clouds before they clear, to show Rainbow Dash.
Result of the failed Sonic Rainboom
A shy flutter upon the window sill.
"Did my cheering do that?"
"Actually, it wasn't all bad. I particularly liked it when you made the clouds spin."
Rainbow Dash accusing Fluttershy of a feeble cheering performance.
"The Best Young Flyer competition is where all the greatest Pegasus flyers get together and show off their different flying styles!"
"And some are graceful..."
"Ooh, I'd love to see you make a sonic rainboom!"
"What's a 'Sonic Rainboom'?"
Twilight asks what a sonic rainboom is, and Pinkie tells her, "You really need to get out more."
"The sonic rainboom is legendary! When a Pegasus like Rainbow Dash gets going soo fast..."
Bouncy, Pinkie Pie, leaping off the walls!
"BOOM! A sonic boom and a rainbow can happen all at once!"
A, very bouncy Pinkie Pie.
"And Rainbow Dash here's the only pony to ever pull it off."
"It was a long time ago. I was just a filly."
"Yeah, but you're gonna do it again, right?"
Rainbow Dash is uncertain when Pinkie asks her that.
"A-are you kidding? I'm the greatest flyer to ever come out of Cloudsdale! I could do sonic rainbooms in my sleep!"
"The grand prize is an entire day with The Wonderbolts. A whole day of flying with my life-long heroes... It'll be a dream come true!"
"I'm gonna go rest up. Don't want to over-prepare myself, you know."
"You, on the other hand..."
"...better keep practicing!"
I need a cheering section to match my spectacular performance!
Fluttershy is unsure, if she could scream loud enough to help Dash.
"She was tootin' her own horn louder then the brass section of a marching band!"
Seems like,Applejack still doubts Pinkie.
Bump! Rarity shoves Twilight with her butt to find a solution to the flight-less ponies' problem in reaching Cloudsdale. Rarity really wants to help Rainbow Dash.
Twilight casting a very difficult spell on Rarity to give her wings
During the transformation...
The amazing city in the sky, Cloudsdale.
I just don't know what'll go wrong
"Ask her about the sonic rainboom!"
Sorry...I'm trying to be more assertive...
Anyway she is going to do a sonic rainboom
Fluttershy reassures her, "Just because you've failed the sonic rainboom a hundred thousand times in practice doesn't mean you won't be able to do it in front of an entire stadium, full of impatient, super-critical sportsfan ponies."
"Aaaaaah! What do I do?! Every pony's gonna see me fail! The Wonderbolts will never let a loser like me join. Princess Celestia will probably banish me to the Everfree Forest!"
Fluttershy is always quiet, but now she's speechless!
Aren't my wings smashing?
Rainbow and Fluttershy are amazed by Rarity's wings.
Pinkie smiling like always.
Only Pegasus ponies can walk on clouds...
Cart-wheeling on a cloud, looks like fun.
See? We can walk in Cloudsdale...
Fluttershy, happily walking on clouds.
Applejack following Twilight.
Rarity admiring her new wings
The front of a boutique in Cloudsdale.
The Pegasus workers stop to admire Rarity.
Where Equestria's weather is made by pegasi.
Why snowflakes are all so special
The group watch as the snowflakes are being made
Rainbow pools in Cloudsdale.
Pinkie dips her hoof into a pool and tastes it.
Pinkie starts to get the feeling tasting the rainbow wasn't such a good idea after all.
Wishing somepony else is green with envy!
Pinkie discovers why it's a bad idea to taste the rainbow.
Pinkie's face turns the colors of the rainbow!
What, is Pinkie Pie channeling Robin Williams?
That´s stuff from my nightmares.
The rainbow must be supernova spicy because Pinkie is the same pony who eats her cupcakes with hot sauce.
Rarity's wings just seem to impress everyone
"Oh, they were just admiring my wings, Rainbow Dash."
Fluttershy tactfully suggests that they go and see the cloud manufacturing process.
The ponies being lead through the Weather Factory.
So that is how clouds are made!
"Oh, how can you ask me to put away perfection?"
That laugh, it's going to haunt me forever
What? Rarity is joining the competition?
The floating cloud colosseum where the Best Young Flyers competition is held.
Looks like Dr. Hooves got himself a new pair of wings.
Hold on, I'm going to be a while!
Pinkie Pie...What is that?
Make an amazing entrance.
Spitfire and the other two Wonderbolts.
Nervous as she is, The Wonderbolts' performance always places a smile on her face.
Caramel? What are you doing here?
"I'm number four, and I need just one more itsy-bitsy minute. Be a dear and have somepony go ahead of me, hmm?"
But, I still have to go on!
"Hmm.. Wonder how come we haven't seen Rainbow Dash or Rarity yet? The competition's almost over."
Rainbow Dash is now just frozen with fear
Don't look at the costume, you'll go blind if you look at the costume
A nervous Rainbow Dash comes out.
That's a HUMAN hand!! WHERE DID SHE GET THAT!?
"I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of changing our music."
"That "rock and roll" doesn't really match my wings."
Is she serious? I'm nervous!
Today's weather calls for, lovely blue skies with a couple clouds.
The nerves get her in the first stage of her performance...
"Look! Phase 2 is working!"
...and in the second stage as well...
Oh boy, that almost hit Princess Celestia.
...while Rarity gets it spot on
Readying herself for the last part where she will fly up to the sun.
Come on Rainbow, you can do this!
Flight of the two elements.
Dashie! Dashie! Basara! Basara!
Pinkie's tail should be twitching about now.
"I. Am. Rarity!" (she certainly is)
Rarity finishes on a high...
Fellow ponies enjoy Rarity's wings of sunlight
Now I know how Icarus felt.
Dashing after a falling Rarity.
Weirdest falling expression?
The Wonderbolts to the rescue!
Soarin diving to save Rarity.
Spitfire getting knocked out by Rarity by mistake.
The Wonderbolts... need rescuing
Rainbow Dash hears Rarity scream.
Forget the show, I need to save my friend!
Dashing down to save Rarity.
Fluttershy doesn't want to see her friend fall to her death
Four of the Main 6 watch the Sonic Rainboom.
She's going so fast, she needs to close her eyes.
Rainbow Dash charging for the sonic rainboom
Rainbow Dash trying to catch up with the falling ponies.
About to perform the Sonic Rainboom!
She did it! A Sonic Rainboom!
A spectacular rainbow is performed.
Turns out a sonic rainboom is even more colorful than what Rarity had in mind
Fluttershy jumps up and down and screams, "SHE DID IT!"
Rainbow Dash to the rescue!
Rainbow Dash saves Rarity and the Wonderbolts!
Rainbow Dash being a hero.
Cloudsdale gets illuminated by Rainbow Dash's rainbow.
Rainbow Dash, with Rarity and the Wonderbolts.
Grateful for her victory.
Rainbow Dash with tears in her eyes.
Rarity thanking Rainbow for saving her life. Lyra
cheers in the background, somehow. How did you get up there, Lyra?
Rainbow Dash's beautiful rainbow over Cloudsdale.
Rarity apologizing to her friends.
"And I'm especially sorry that I was so thoughtless as to jump into the contest at the last minute after you had worked so hard to win it. Can you ever ever forgive me?"
Rainbow wishes she could have meet the Wonderbolts when they were awake.
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gooosh!
The Wonderbolts thanking Rainbow Dash, much to her surprise
Rainbow Dash is very excited
Princess Celestia arrives alongside her guards.
I'm proud of you,Rainbow Dash.
Rarity feels sorry for jumping into the competition at the last minute.
"Princess Celestia, I am sorry I ruined the competition. Rainbow Dash here really is the best flyer in Equestria."
Celestia with the Mane six.
The best thing about winning the Best Young Flyer competition isn't receiving an award from Princess Celestia, it's showing everypony online that I did.
Rainbow Dash winning the competition
"Have you learned about friendship from this experience?" Twilight: "I did, Princess, but I think Rarity learned even more than me."
"I certainly did. I learned how important it is to keep your hooves on the ground, and be there for your friends."
Today is a day to remember!
Her crown is 20% more awesome than Celestia's.
The two stallions who made fun of Rainbow Dash.
The bullies apologize to Rainbow Dash about before and want to hang out with her...
...too bad she has plans with the Wonderbolts!