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"Flying horse?! Horses can't fly!"
— Percy

Harold and the Flying Horse is the twentieth episode of the seventh season.


The Vicar is holding a Summer fête and the engines were busy helping. Harold wants to help, but he has to continue with his safety patrol. When Percy was delivering deck chairs, decorations and tables, he reminded everyone, including Harold to come to the fête. Harold thanks Percy, but he declines because of his patrolling and he flies off to Dryaw airfield to refuel. When he arrived he saw Pegasus the carthorse getting ready to for the fête to give rides to the children. It left Harold even more left out and wished he could help.

Thomas arrives at Dryaw to pick up passengers to take to the fête. Harold asked Thomas where he's going and Thomas said that everyones going to the fête. Harold replied that he the only one not going since he's on duty. Thomas said kindly that being a rescue Helicopter is important, but Harold said no one needs saving.

However, he got an emergency call from Sir Topham Hatt that Pegasus is stuck in a ditch and the children will be disappointed if he doesn't get to the party. After Harold left, Percy said that Pegasus is a funny name for a horse. Sir Topham Hatt told Percy that it's the name of a flying horse from a myth, but Percy said that horses can't fly thinking he's being clever.

Harold arrived to the rescue where Thomas was waiting. Thomas told Harold that while they were loading the cart, Pegasus ran into the ditch and got stuck. Thomas left to take the cart to the fête and Harold winched him out and pulled him into the air. When Percy saw Pegasus, he thought that Pegasus was flying and the children cheered. Pegasus was hitched to the cart, the fête began and Harold was hailed as a hero at the fête afterwards.




  • Going by production order, this is the ninth episode of the seventh season.
  • Stock footage from Trucks!, Thomas and the Rumours, Oliver's Find, Make Someone Happy, James and the Red Balloon and Edward's Brass Band is used.
  • The Fat Controller references the Greek legend "Hercules."
  • Pegasus' cart is really Trevor's hay cart from Twin Trouble.
  • The Thomas and the Jet Engine US DVD uses the original music instead of the new music.
  • Michael Brandon's narration with new music has only been broadcast on television. It was later released for digital download on Amazon.
  • A production made miniature model of Pegasus was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.
  • This is one of several episodes from the seventh season to have its title card read on Nick Jr. and PBS airings.
  • This episode aired on Halloween 2003 in the UK.


  • When Thomas arrives at the station, steam emits from the ground.
  • When Thomas leaves the station, a white blotch (presumably a film glitch) is visible in the centre-right for a split second.
  • In the US narration, the event is referred to as a garden party, but the sign still says fete.
  • When Percy arrives at Maithwaite, Toby and Henrietta pass by, but in the next scene, they are no where to be seen.
  • In a deleted scene, Henry is on Thomas' Branch Line.
  • When Harold leaves the party, it is daytime. However, because stock footage is used, in the next shot it is sundown.
  • Excluding stock footage, Harold's model is out of scale when he flies around the narrow gauge railway.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Danish Den flyvende hest The Flying Horse
Japanese ハロルドとそらとぶうま Harold and the Flying Horse
Welsh Ceffyl Yn Hadfan! Horse and Harold
Chinese 哈罗德与飞马 Harold and Pegasus
Korean 해롤드와 하늘을 나는 말 Harold and the Horse in the Sky
Italian Harold e il Cavallo Volante Harold and the Flying Horse
Russian Гарольд и летающая лошадь Harold and the Flying Horse
Hungarian Harold és a repülő ló Harold and the Flying Horse
Romanian Harold şi Calul Zburător Harold and the Flying Horse
Slovak Harold a lietajúci kôň Harold and the Flying Horse
Polish Harold i Latający Koń Harold and the Flying Horse
Swedish Harold och den flygande hästen Harold and the Flying Horse
Thai แฮโรว์เจอม้าบินได้ Harold Bowls the Horse Fly

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