Santa Almost Ready for Christmas!
THUNDER BAY – Santa Claus is almost ready for his annual Christmas Eve flight. Sources at Transport Canada share with NNL that today the Jolly Old Elf is getting final clearance for his annual flight safety and flight plan.
Later today, Transport Canada is expected to announce that Santa Claus has successfully passed his pre-flight inspection and is set for a safe take-off. His cargo has been screened, his sleigh loaded, and his flight plan filed. Santa and his team of reindeer are expected to leave the North Pole, which is located in Canada’s north, on time to make his annual Christmas deliveries.
Like last year, some of the new technology is being employed by Santa’s Elves. His elves have really upped their game, according to informed sources at the Norrh Pole.
For the children wondering about the newest updates, reportedly, Santa Claus’s sleigh is now equipped with onboard Wi-Fi. There is also an app to that Santa is using to manage his Naughty or Nice list.
While weather conditions across the regions that Santa will fly are extremely varied, once again, the Jolly Old Elf is showing he is keeping up with the times. He is going to reportedly be using a new fleet of drones. There is no official confirmation if Santa will be giving Rudolf a night off this year.
Sources share that Santa has taken time over the past year to get upgraded training on all the necessary safety features and applied in advance for his SFOC—Santa’s Flight Operations Certificate.
Like all pilots, Santa must undergo an annual physical to keep his license. It is certain to report that Santa has passed all of his tests with flying colours.
- Track Santa and the reindeer as they make their way around the world thanks to the NORAD Tracks Santa website (www.noradsanta.org) and #NORADSanta hashtag.
- Santa wants to make sure that everyone who asked for a drone this year knows how to fly it safely and legally. Read his list of safety tips at www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst.
- 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’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.