I love the Episode and the sorta 'Rivalry' between Rainbow Dash & Lightning Dust. It was kinda like Twilight Versus Trixie Except Lightning Dust actually had Skills. I hope to see how Lightning Dust Deals with being "Wing Pony."
This Episode can't be the End of RD's Academy Days, can it?
I know, I really like how the show does a pretty Decent Job with its More Morally Ambiguous Characters without just Declaring them as "Evil, Hate Them." Especially, on TV, where I Think Most Others are Too Eager to Not make the Badder Female Characters seem like Real People. Still, my Favorite Bully Character (But Not necessarily 'Evil' Character.) will Always be Gilda.
Rainbow Dash sure has a thing for First Making Friends with the Jerky Types, huh?
And it is also another candidate for airshows, although the most common in used in airshows are mostly F-18 hornets, which are carrier-capable too and hence the Blue Angels. Although one day it will be taken over by the FA-35.