5th April 00:57
Santa checkride joke
In case it hasn't already been posted, or circulated:
Santa's Flight Exam - Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits
from the Federal Aviation Administration, and it was shortly before
Christmas when the FAA examiner arrived.
In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the
reindeer. Santa got his logbook out and made sure all his paperwork was
The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer
harnesses, the landing gear, and Rudolf's nose. He painstakingly
reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for the sled's enormous
Finally, they were ready for the checkride. Santa got in, fastened his
seatbelt and shoulder harness, and checked the compass. Then the
examiner hopped in carrying, to Santa's surprise, a shotgun. "What's
that for?" asked Santa incredulously.
The examiner winked and said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this, but
you're gonna lose an engine on takeoff."