For the first time in almost two years, something new!
A long, long, long time in the making, I present a (semi) serious scientific answer to an absurd hypothetical pony question.
A while ago I was apparently bored, and decided to apply actual flight equations to a little pony. I could have run the numbers, drawn some conclusions, and moved on, but instead I decided to share the results, in the form of an XKCD "What If?" inspired piece.
Somewhere along the way it got shelved. I think exams were involved.
Recently I remembered it, and decided to dust it off and finish it out. Compared to the original inspiration I think it's a little wordy and the math-to-humor ratio might be a little off, but at this point I'm calling it good.
I wouldn't mind doing another one of these, but given how long this took and my free time probably being even lower over the next few months, don't expect a #2 anytime soon.