Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

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Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby droptmcguts » Wed Nov 26 2008, 01:37

Santa's Pre-Christmas Flight Check
Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the CASA Flight Operations Inspectors, and the CASA FOI 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 logbook 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 Rudolf'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 and 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.
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." :x :lol:
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby sparky22 » Wed Nov 26 2008, 03:25

Friggin Hilarious!
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby droptmcguts » Mon Dec 1 2008, 00:31

Just thought this needed to be refreshed.... :D
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby Pegs » Tue Dec 22 2009, 11:24

LMFAO :D
A good idea needs landing gear as well as wings to get off the ground.
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby Bedouin Prince » Tue Dec 22 2009, 11:36

The old "one reindeer inoperative" trick. I hate it when they pull that one.
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby Master Cylinder » Tue Dec 22 2009, 21:36

Bedouin Prince wrote:The old "one reindeer inoperative" trick. I hate it when they pull that one.


Really, though, how tough could it be to lose on reindeer on a machine with 9 units? C'mon...thats hardly a challenge!
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby skypig » Wed Dec 23 2009, 00:41

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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby Pegs » Wed Dec 23 2009, 02:28

Love it Sky Pig, :D :D :D :wink:
A good idea needs landing gear as well as wings to get off the ground.
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby bladepitch » Wed Dec 23 2009, 03:45

to steal a phrase. oohh my god, the dreaded 7 reindeer takeoff......
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby black duck » Wed Dec 23 2009, 04:45

How would you feather an inoperative reindeer? I thought they had fur? :? the notams a good idea though not only is the aircraft experimental, but the pilot has got a major problem with currency. I wonder who does his check rides?
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby skypig » Wed Dec 23 2009, 05:45

On North Pole REG, I’m pretty sure he, Santa, can do his own check rides under a “grandfather” clause, licence number 1 etc... :too_cool:

(Also, it’s not difficult to “feather an inoperative reindeer” however, traditionally tar is involved.) :wink:
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby Bite_me » Wed Dec 23 2009, 06:29

I have just heard CASA is implementing their new random drug and alcohol checks over the break commencing Thursday evening after sunset and I just know the Jolly Old Round One is going to get done for sure? )c/
I also am lead to believe there might be a few outstanding AD's on both the reindeers and the sleigh and some serious concerns with weight and balance issues!
Hey, if he doesn't make it to your place; you can always blame it on CASA - now there's a new idea!!!
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby black duck » Wed Dec 23 2009, 06:33

I see, well that's cleared that up then, thanks Sky Pig you are a font of knowlege! "Adult World's" got plenty of feathers and the reindeer would look good in white too! Just need to get the blood stains out of them! :wink:
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby Bedouin Prince » Wed Dec 23 2009, 10:07

Master Cylinder wrote:Really, though, how tough could it be to lose on reindeer on a machine with 9 units? C'mon...thats hardly a challenge!


That would be true, except I still haven't figured out how to autorotate a reindeer yet.
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Re: Santa and Casa Ramp Checks

Postby gadget » Wed Dec 23 2009, 20:50

mention of audlt world cast me back to recent bridstrike thread..
...would now be a good time to raise the issue of helmets?
(better getting hit by a goose the a friggin' reindeer )

apparently they are the No1 killer in sweden:
    car hits reindeer
    takes legs out from under reindeer & puts it through the windscreen
    reindeer gets pissed & begins to kick the semi concious driver to death
    reindeer limps away

they don't put that in the back of the ERSA ....
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