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willby
1st Dec 2004, 11:36
Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA examiner arrived last week for the pre-Christmas flight check. In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the reindeer. Santa got his log book out and made sure all his paperwork was in order. He knew they would examine all his equipment and truly put Santa's flying skills to the test. The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer harnesses, the landing gear, and even Rudolph's nose. He painstakingly reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for sled's enormous payload. Finally, they were ready for the check ride. Santa got in and fastened his seat belt 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 ahead of time," as he leaned over to whisper in Santa's ear, "but you're gonna lose an engine on takeoff."

FlyUK
2nd Dec 2004, 11:20
Lucky for me that the Santa who brings my presents has a CAA checkride then! :p

Gin Slinger
2nd Dec 2004, 11:24
I think you'll find Lapland is in a JAA country!

scraglad
2nd Dec 2004, 16:00
Nice one willby,

i wish i had a fire arm during my checkride!

PPRuNe Radar
2nd Dec 2004, 16:48
Must be getting near Xmas ... that joke has appeared again :)

Jerricho
2nd Dec 2004, 16:54
For the second time in nearly as many days............:zzz:

XXTSGR
2nd Dec 2004, 16:56
Since he was born in Lycia in what is now Turkey, I'd love to know what took him to Lapland, for heavens' sakes! Why not stay where it's warm? Either way, definitely not FAA-licensed.

amanoffewwords
2nd Dec 2004, 17:32
Alas, Santa failed the checkride

http://www.ptalink.net/pprune/santa.jpg

Sparkle
2nd Dec 2004, 20:37
Santa lying in bed, next to Rudolph, both having a fag:

"If this gets out, we're finished!!"

moggiee
4th Dec 2004, 10:31
I wonder how much excess baggage charge Ryanair levied on Santa after smearing him across the radome of that 737?

Techman
4th Dec 2004, 10:52
Actually the FAA examiner got a little carried away.

Post check-ride http://www.sydes.net/jokes/pictures/d/dead_santa.jpg

fernytickles
4th Dec 2004, 12:59
I wonder if Santa, being, presumably, a non-American citizen, was finger-printed, had a back-ground check and charged lots of money for the priviledge? :rolleyes:

SilsoeSid
4th Dec 2004, 21:44
Thought these were festive. Found at http://www.c-7acaribou.com

http://www.c-7acaribou.com/album/tfphotos/tf083.jpg

Another view of the 459th TAS Santa Bou at Da Nang around Christmas 1969.

http://www.c-7acaribou.com/album/tfphotos/tf084.jpg

Early morning run-up in Santa Bou at Da Nang, Christmas 1969.