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Old 25th Dec 2014, 02:51
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pigboat
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: CYZV
Age: 72
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Something similar 421.

Our company used to do a Christmas student haul with our corporate F-27 for those employees who had kids away at university. We'd start around December 18th with a couple of extra sections to the sched flights, then run a clean up flight on the 23rd or 24th. One year I got the December 24th flight, scheduled back at home around 2300. Just prior to descent the copilot picked up the mike and called center, asking if there was any other traffic in our area. Moncton replied in the negative and asked if we had any traffic. Harry replied affirmative, we just had something go by us in the same direction at a great rate of knots. Moncton again replied they had nothing on radar and asked if we had eyeballed it.

"Affirmative Moncton, it looked like a sleigh and some caribou with some drunk in a red suit driving it."

The controller came back laughing his ass off, wished us a Merry Christmas and cleared us for the approach.
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