NORTH POLE – It is looking like Christmas is getting closer. One of the keys for safety at Christmas is having Santa Claus cleared for flight safety. “It’s lovely to live in Canada with all of our well-behaved children and our country’s continued commitment to aviation safety. Knowing that Canada has one of the best aviation safety records in the world and that Transport Canada is looking out for my dear husband means I have one less thing to worry about on such a busy day,” shared a relieved Mrs. Claus.
Mrs. Claus explained that for the past year, she has been working with Santa’s elves to put the ageless icon on a healthier diet. However Mrs. Claus also realizes that on Christmas Eve, Santa will likely overindulge on cookies and treats.
Transport Canada is reporting that Santa Claus and his sleigh have successfully passed the pre-flight inspection process and have been cleared for take-off. All of his paperwork has been approved, his cargo has been checked, loaded and balanced, and his flight plan has been filed.
While there is always last minute adjustments, as the Jolly Old Elf checks his list for a final time, there are not a lot of concerns in terms of any cargo changes.
Santa Claus and his trusty team of reindeer are expected to leave the North Pole on time with a huge pile of toys on board.
Like all pilots, Santa must undergo an annual physical in order to keep his license. We are pleased to report that he passed with flying colours. Despite his famously sweet tooth, he is in surprisingly good shape, he logs five kilometres a day snowshoeing and has a kale-and-goji-berry smoothie every morning for breakfast.
- Santa consistently impresses his pilot friends with his uncanny ability for safe take-offs and landings in urban centres and flying in whiteout conditions.
- Santa always makes sure to get enough rest before flying.
- Santa’s pre-flight checklist includes looking for ice build-ups, checking Rudolph’s nose, and ensuring that the elves on board are informed about safety procedures.