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Flight plans cleared for one S. Claus

Emergency Management, NORAD, others approve Santa's flight plan

December 23, 2015
Estherville News

The Emmet County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security, NORAD and other local officials has received the approved flight plans for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. According to the FAA Santa has filed his flight plan and has received permission to fly in restricted air space for Christmas Eve only. The technical specifications for his flight plan include:

Aircraft Identification: 2015 Red Sleigh called Santa 1

Pilot: S. Claus

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Aircraft Type: Sleigh

Top Airspeed: 350 miles per hour

Allowed Cruising altitude: Rooftop level

Proposed Departure Time: When the kids are asleep

Actual Departure Time: When all eyes are closed

Fuel on board: enough oats, carrots and hay for nine reindeer

Remarks: For Christmas Eve only the lead reindeer will be allowed to have a lighted red nose.

Santa will be tracked by NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) not only for his security but to insure that no enemy of the United States will pose as Santa Claus and cause us harm.

People throughout the world can track Santa's progress at



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