View Full Version : Santa's CASA check

22nd Nov 2003, 14:16
You may have seen this one, but considering the time of the year thought you might enjoy

Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from CASA.It was shortly
before Christmas when the 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 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

"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."