>>494485>What's next, you gonna blame the writers?
Different anon, but I do blame the writers for presenting "Rainbow Dash + two casuals" as a competitive Olympic flight team. It's one thing in an event where one pony can carry the team, but even if Rainbow Dash's leg of the relay took no time at all, Fluttershy and Bulk Biceps still should not be able to complete the course in two-thirds the time of a professional flier. They're presented as comically
incompetent. It ain't plausible.
It was one thing when they scraped by on the time trial. That I'll believe.
It would be one thing with Dash + Thunderlane + Cloudchaser. Thundie and Cloud aren't at Wonderbolt level, but they were good enough to qualify for the Academy, and they're actively interested in flight sports. Fluttershy and Bulk are just out there to support Rainbow Dash.
The way I see it, Fluttershy and Bulk were out there to support Rainbow Dash, not because they're actually into competitive flying. If they found out the Wonderbolts were scouting her, they should've been completely in favor of Dash going to fly with them. (Of course, that becomes a tangle if she'd have to replace Soarin', but it's a better tangle than the one we got.)