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Christmas Season at Avsim

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It is good to see someone on the staff with some artistic talent that recognizes the season.  At first glance I thought one of the Google Geeks must have jumped ship but this is evidently our own artwork.  Good job, Avsim Team.

 

Merry Christmas,

 

Ray

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But they got it all wrong though. Christmas is the official start of Summer and all I see is snow storms and a winter hat. You northern Hemi's are always leaving out us southern Hemi folks just because you are jealous that we will be spending Christmas at the beach  :P

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But they got it all wrong though. Christmas is the official start of Summer and all I see is snow storms and a winter hat. You northern Hemi's are always leaving out us southern Hemi folks just because you are jealous that we will be spending Christmas at the beach  :P

 

Lol! ....... Living in rainy cloudy England I'd generally love more sunshine and warmth ........... but not at Christmas   :wink:

 

Can't beat a White Christmas, open fire and cosy nights.

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But they got it all wrong though. Christmas is the official start of Summer and all I see is snow storms and a winter hat. You northern Hemi's are always leaving out us southern Hemi folks just because you are jealous that we will be spending Christmas at the beach  :P

 

Something just doesn't seem right not to have snow during Christmas. Heck, I bet even your commodes flush backwards down there. :unsure:

 

Regards,

 

Ray

Can't beat a White Christmas, open fire and cosy nights.

Can't beat a White Christmas, open fire and cozy nights while the downloads are coming in.

 

Ray

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Something just doesn't seem right not to have snow during Christmas. Heck, I bet even your commodes flush backwards down there.

 

yes it is true. This down here is Backward Land, in the USA they drive on the right side of the road, down here they drive on the wrong side of the road. It is summer in winter and winter in summer, Light switches are turned on by pushing them down and off by pushing them up. Toilets go the other way......etc etc and a few more I can't remember right now.

 

Cheers

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But they got it all wrong though. Christmas is the official start of Summer and all I see is snow storms and a winter hat. You northern Hemi's are always leaving out us southern Hemi folks just because you are jealous that we will be spending Christmas at the beach  :P

People here in Florida, would be spending Christmas on the beach, if it was anytime of year. (Tomorrow is going to be 83 degrees)!

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Thanks. LMAO. :lol:

 

Do pigs fly down under?

 

Ray

 

Yes they do, I've heard that 'Swine Flu' in a few places around the world. Read it in the papers and it said 'Swine Flu' in the USA, Canada, UK, and even down here too. I never knew that they could do that.....Amazing

 

Even their frisbees act weird.  They come back to you after you throw them!

That would be them Australians.....I heard those frisbees are kind of funny shaped too

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Lol! ....... Living in rainy cloudy England I'd generally love more sunshine and warmth ........... but not at Christmas   :wink:

 

Can't beat a White Christmas, open fire and cosy nights.

 

I am usually to be found on a beach in Barbados at Christmas time :Party: …..this year I am staying in Blighty.

 

It had better be good Dave!…..at least I have my sim to play with.  :p0504:   :biggrin:

 

It is snowing today in Moscow and I am about to depart UUEE Rwy 25L :Cuppa:

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Back on topic, folks ( :P), this classic is my favourite one:

 

Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the ramp,
Not an airplane was stirring, not even a Champ.
The aircraft were fastened to tiedowns with care,
In hopes that come morning, they all would be there.
The fuel trucks were nestled, all snug in their spots,
With gusts from two-forty at 39 knots.
I slumped at the fuel desk, now finally caught up,
And settled down comfortably, resting my butt.
When the radio lit up with noise and with chatter,
I turned up the scanner to see what was the matter.
A voice clearly heard over static and snow,
Called for clearance to land at the airport below.
He barked his transmission so lively and quick,
I'd have sworn that the call sign he used was "St. Nick".
I ran to the panel to turn up the lights,
The better to welcome this magical flight.
He called his position, no room for denial,
"St. Nicholas One, turnin' left onto final."
And what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a Rutan-built sleigh, with eight Rotax Reindeer!
With vectors to final, down the glideslope he came,
As he passed all fixes, he called them by name:
"Now Ringo! Now Tolga! Now Trini and Bacun!
On Comet! On Cupid!" What pills was he takin'?
While controllers were sittin', and scratchin' their head,
They phoned to my office, and I heard it with dread,
The message they left was both urgent and dour:
"When Santa pulls in, have him please call the tower."
He landed like silk, with the sled runners sparking,
Then I heard "Left at Charlie," and "Taxi to parking."
He slowed to a taxi, turned off of three-oh
And stopped on the ramp with a "Ho, ho-ho-ho..."
He stepped out of the sleigh, but before he could talk,
I ran out to meet him with my best set of chocks.
His red helmet and goggles were covered with frost
And his beard was all blackened from Reindeer exhaust.
His breath smelled like peppermint, gone slightly stale,
And he puffed on a pipe, but he didn't inhale.
His cheeks were all rosy and jiggled like jelly,
His boots were as black as a cropduster's belly.
He was chubby and plump, in his suit of bright red,
And he asked me to "fill it, with hundred low-lead."
He came dashing in from the snow-covered pump,
I knew he was anxious for drainin' the sump.
I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,
And I filled up the sleigh, but I spilled like a jerk.
He came out of the restroom, and sighed in relief,
Then he picked up a phone for a Flight Service brief.
And I thought as he silently scribed in his log,
These reindeer could land in an eighth-mile fog.
He completed his pre-flight, from the front to the rear,
Then he put on his headset, and I heard him yell, "Clear!"
And laying a finger on his push-to-talk,
He called up the tower for clearance and squawk.
"Take taxiway Charlie, the southbound direction,
Turn right three-two-zero at pilot's discretion"
He sped down the runway, the best of the best,
"Your traffic's a Grumman, inbound from the west."
Then I heard him proclaim, as he climbed through the night,
"Merry Christmas to all! I have traffic in sight."

 

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Yes they do, I've heard that 'Swine Flu' in a few places around the world. Read it in the papers and it said 'Swine Flu' in the USA, Canada, UK, and even down here too. I never knew that they could do that.....Amazing That would be them Australians.....I heard those frisbees are kind of funny shaped too

Now that is really clever. Really LMAO and ROTF.

 

Ray

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