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Comm: Flight by pridark Comm: Flight by pridark
"Somepony once told me that we are all special in our own ways. I don't think being a flightless pegasus is what they were talking about. Since the day I was born the doctors said I would never fly, and its something hard to absorb. Telling a pegasus that they can't fly is like telling a fish not to swim, doesn't make sense. For years I looked up at the sky with tears in my eyes, wondering what it was like to taste the sweet air above the clouds.

I never would have thought about it like this, but it wasn't about my bad wing...I had to find a new pair of wings. Little did I know they were made of steel, and powered by a 1,700 HP engine.

After finding this beautiful machine intact in a field, weathered with time, I decided to set up shop where she lay, and after almost 2 years of scavenging parts I finally got this bird into the air. The first few test flights were a little...bumpy but its like riding- or should I say flying a bike,(that's 5,800 pounds) it comes naturally! Fuel is cheap and easy to come by, she runs on almost anything alcoholic, and ammo can be made with some scrap metal and powder.

Some pegasi may be able to fly faster, and with more agility, but how many pegasi can carry two 20mm cannons, two .50 caliber machineguns, and 1,300 rounds of ammunition? Right.

After being in the cockpit I realized, that somepony was right. I am special, I may not be able to do magic, or fly on my own, but putting much hard work and effort to achieve my dreams of light is an incredible feeling.

Now that I know flight, I forever walk the earth with my eyes skyward, wishing I could never touch the ground again.

commission for :iconhalo4456: ^^
oh my! this draw took way so long x3 but I'm very happy with the result :D
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ExpStudio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
I love the story, and the feel of this piece. Only thing that I am  curious about now, is what his cutie mark is?
halo4456 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
His cutiemark is a Black spade with a plane propeller in front of it =3 
bronyjoe111 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Some pegasi may be able to fly faster, and with more agility, but how many pegasi can carry two 20mm cannons, two .50 caliber machineguns, and 1,300 rounds of ammunition? Right."
Now you know why I'm putting jets and choppers in my comics.
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing!
jak2299 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just gonna...
Go cry... 
I guess...
Because along with my pilot friend, I have this fear, afraid I will never get airborne...
Well done... Well done... For some of us, you have really touched the feels with this one. 
DJP15 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dammit now I cant do this idea XD I had a story and everything XD
ironman658lm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a pilot, this has actually come across my mind many a time when in the dark recesses of my mind. I don't know what I would do without my wings.....I suppose find another way to just be around aviation? I dunno....But you captured the feels on this one my friend. Thank you for being awesome, and you get my stamp of approval.
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This came out exceptionally lovely and very inspiration as well too :)
AlanRayne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Wow! awesome work! Love it all. And a Spitfire F. Mk XVI, too! One of the best Spitfire variants. Though I can't spot the 12.7mm guns, oh well, this is leagues better than anything I could draw. Well done!
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