Santa’s Bi-annual Flight Review
Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the FAA
to keep current in his flying skills. It was shortly before
Christmas when the FAA Examiner arrived for Santa’s bi-annual
flight review. 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 slowly walked
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 check-ride. Santa got in,
fastened his seatbelt and shoulder harness and checked the
compass. Then the examiner hopped in, carrying 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 going to lose an engine on takeoff."