Santa Claus and his sleigh have been cleared to fly Christmas Eve by Transport Canada.

Santa Claus cleared for a safe take-off on Christmas Eve

Follow Saint Nick's journey around the world at NoradSanta.org

Transport Canada has announced that Santa Claus has successfully passed his pre-flight inspection and is set for a safe take-off on Christmas Eve.

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.

This year, the elves have really upped their game. Not only does Santa have a Wi‑Fi-equipped sleigh and an app to manage his Naughty or Nice list, but he’s been outfitted with a new fleet of drones.

Giving Rudolf a much needed break, Santa’s drones will help guide his sleigh and scout out the safest and most efficient route. Of course, the elves trained Santa 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 licence. Transport Canada reported he passed with flying colours.

“On the big night, I take comfort knowing that my husband will deliver toys to all good little boys and girls safely and securely,” said Mrs. Claus. “Now that Santa can use his smartphone on board, I’ll be able to follow his journey as he posts updates to his Instagram account at each stop.

To track Santa and the reindeer as they make their way around the world, check out the NORAD Tracks Santa website (www.noradsanta.org) and #NORADSanta hashtag.

 

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