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The winning entry for this months competition was the following caption which was submitted by David Flynn

It was stipulated in their contract that Air Traffic Controllers had to be mad to take the job. It was called the Sanity Clause. And they all believed in it.

View other captions submitted for this competition.

Have a go at this months Caption Competition.

Captions Submitted - In order of submission

'Go to Elf-Com 3'
Submitted by Joseph Hincks

The radar cant find the sledge but they can hear the bell on the reindeer Boss
Submitted by Ian Crewe

Irate pilot: "Approach UAL257 what are all these bloody reindeer doing at my altitude?"

Santa: "UAL257, what makes you think it's YOUR altitude?"

Submitted by Near Miss

Santa: BA 125 The pattern is busy on downwind make a three-sixty to avoid sleigh traffic."

Pilot: "Do you know it costs us two thousand pounds to make a three-sixty in this thing?

Santa: "Roger, 125, give me four thousand pounds worth!"

Submitted by Speedbird

Santa: " Rudolph , you have traffic at 10 o'clock , 6 miles!"

Rudolph: "Give me another hint! I've got a digital watch!"

Submitted by Jonny

"Santa, this is Rudolph, how far from the grotto are we in minutes?"

"The faster you go, the quicker you'll get here."

Submitted by Rudolph

"BA 157, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."

"Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"

"BA 157, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a team of reindeer a sleigh and a very fat man in red?"

Submitted by Speedbird

"Now this is more like it," thought Santa. "Laser guided presents dropped through chimney pots and no more flying through turbulence caused by Rudolph's backside." 
Submitted by David Flynn

The defence cuts have gone too far when the RAF is forced to bring in sub-contractors to safeguard air drops to British troops in Iraq over the Christmas season.
Submitted by: Ann Onymous

It was stipulated in their contract that Air Traffic Controllers had to be mad to take the job. It was called the Sanity Clause. And they all believed in it.
Submitted by David Flynn

The latest strike by French air traffic controllers was making it very difficult for Santa to plan his European deliveries.
Submitted by: Alex

Could Santa bring about a Christmas miracle and fix the new UK National Air Traffic System, EDS couldn't.
Submitted by: Jim Bentley

Who did you think does the air traffic control for me? All those sleighs and reindeer occupy a significant amount of airspace.
Submitted by: Joseph Harrison

Why can't people stay at home for Christmas?
Submitted by: Cyril Scott

I remember the time when the only thing that I had to avoid in the air on Christmas Eve was a dazzling star.
Submitted by: The three wise men

Hey! Kids, look what I've got to replace Rudolph. Venison for Christmas dinner this year, yummy.
Submitted by: Mark Young

T'was the night before Christmas,
Old Santa was pi**ed off
Flying through the air...dodging the trees
Falling down chimneys and skinning my knees
I'm quitting this job...there's just no enjoyment
I'll sit on my fat ass and be a controller for employment
There's no Christmas this you know the reason
I'm going to be watching maggots on this screen for the season!!

Submitted by: Jonny
The airspace at chimney level will be in high demand on Christmas Eve It seems likely that we would suffer huge casualties from mid-air collisions if Santa weren't on the job.
Submitted by: Dave Martin

How the hell do you think I avoid all those silly flying snowmen that come out every year?
Submitted by: V. Frosty

Have a go at this months Caption Competition.
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"Caption Competition No.18".

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