Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation Administration. It was shortly before Christmas when the FAA examiner arrived at the North Pole. In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the reindeer. Santa got his logbook out and made sure all of his paperwork was in order. The examiner walked slowly 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, much to Santa's surprise, a shotgun. "What's that for?" Santa asked incredulously. The examiner winked and said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this, but you're going to lose an engine on takeoff."