Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation
Administration, and it was shortly before Christmas when the FAA
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.
examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer
harnesses, the landing gear, and Rudolf's nose. He painstakingly
reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for the sled's
they were ready for the checkride. Santa got in,fastened his seatbelt
and shoulder harness, and checked the compass. Then the examiner
hopped in carrying, to Santa's surprise, a shotgun.
that for?" asked Santa incredulously.
examiner winked and said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this,
but you're gonna lose an engine on takeoff."