Making a list, checking it twice…

Making a list, checking it twice…

The Practical Test Standards

used for Santa’s check ride

1) Flight at various airspeeds

2) Chimney avoidance

3) Rooftop takeoffs and landings using low and high drag configurations.

4) Navigation using pilotage and dead reckoning

5) Use of checklists

6) Application of Naughty and Nice list

7) In-flight refueling (applicant must bring own carrots)

8) Weight and balance

9) Crew Resource Management — the psychology of elves

10) Temporal Mechanics (how Santa is able to get around the world and make all those stops in one night.)

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