I just watched a dramatic play of this by ObabScribbler and I came here to say that this is a really good piece of work that you've done. Here's the dramatic play of the comic strip for any interested. www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWrq20…
I can see it now. 10th year reunion, and nopony's seen Scoots since graduation. DT & SS are mares now, but they're still stuck-up. There's a CRASH!, and the doors to the hall they rented for the reunion are almost torn off their hinges. In floats Scoots, ridiculously ripped but still with tiny wings, and she lands in front of DT & SS. She gives a mighty "YEAAAAH!!!" with enough force to blow DT & SS off their hooves, then flashes the room a satisfied smile.
Lauren Faust specifically designed Scootaloo to not be able to fly, as far as I know. There was meant to be an episode revolved around her flightlessness, and how she was teased for it. Luckily, we actually got that episode even though Lauren is no longer on the staff.
Yeah i did see "Flight to the finish" but I asked myself the same thing watching that episode. I just think she doesn't know how to fly very well because no one has taught her maybe /: Lauren Faust also said that Rainbow Dash wouldn't really take a role as a big sister to Scootaloo on a deviant art comment yet the writers changed that. I don't know; this is all so confusing to me but if the episode "Flight to the Finish" states that she is disabled, then I stand corrected.
It doesn't state that she's disabled. It's true, Rainbow Dash said, "Maybe you'll fly, maybe you won't". It isn't set in stone. :/
I'm kind of sad that Rainbow Dash took on a big sister role. It's cute and all, but I don't like hearing Lauren Faust's spoken ideas not being respected. D: Makes me sadface.
So I guess you're right and we don't really know - but I just assumed that since they supported half of her idea, that they would also support the other half. Instead of saying, "Well we'll use the episode - but she's totally not disabled." I would think that it'd be all or nothing... But I could be wrong.
This literally makes me feel happy and sad inside. Its rare a comic makes that happen; where I actually feel a connection with the characters and emotion within the strip. Congratulations. Very well done!