Keith Andrews - Good evening to those I have met, and exchanged messages with, and those on the net I have yet to meet,
To one and all, have a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, to you and your nearest and dearest. My darling wife, with her usual degree of organisation has done her best to ensure that we will have a great family Christmas, and I hope you enjoy yours as much. For the New Year, I wish us everything we would wish ourselves. Take care, and have a good time.
That`s it until the new year.
Stuart - I cant match keith's prose or Ron's graphics, so it has to be a story...and even after 11/9, of course life goes on...From past experience, the pilots will find this more apposite than others.....I'm sure Lynette Silver's son will!
Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the FAA, and it was shortly before Christmas that the FAA examiner arrived.
In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sleigh 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 sleigh. He checked the reindeer harnesses, the landing gear, and Rudolf's nose. He painstakingly reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for the sleigh's enormous payload.
Finally, 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.
"What's that for?" asked Santa incredulously.
"Well", the examiner said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this, but you're gonna lose an engine on takeoff."
Happy Christmas, everyone