Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13170 posts, RR: 33 Posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4140 times:
I got this off another aviation site, CrewRumours; thought it might cheer you:
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 out his logbook and made sure all his paperwork was in order.
The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer harnesses, the landing gear, and Rudolph's nose. He painstakingly reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for the sled's enormous payload.
Finally, they were ready for the checkride. Santa got in and 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."
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13170 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4122 times:
Didn't you hear the sleigh has been grounded?
No? Seriously, folks - I was just playing with the photo ID function - for all you curious Les Miserables fans, this Gemini DC10 is actually photo No. 24601.
Anyway, to you all, a slightly early, but no less genuine, happy Christmas and New Year - or, as we say in Ireland, Nollaig shona dhaoibh go leir (pronounced Nollig Hunna Yeev go-layr - But you knew that anyway).