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December 24, 2004

Breathe Easier Kids... DoT Gives Santa Green Light for Xmas Ops

Santa’s Sleigh Passes FAA Inspection, Kris Kringle Granted Operating Authority

SecTrans Norman Mineta has given Kris Kringle, a.k.a. Santa Claus, the green light to fly to various points throughout the United States the night of Dec. 24-25. The Secretary signed the waiver after a team from the FAA conducted a safety inspection of Santa’s sleigh to ensure air worthiness.

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Santa Now ADS-B Equipped

In an announcement made at the North Pole, Santa Claus declared that his reindeer sled has been equipped with new, emerging avionics technology intended to safely speed delivery of gifts this Christmas season.

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Klyde Morris 12.24.04

Klyde Definitely Has The Christmas Spirit!

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.24.04)

"All things being equal, I would prefer to let other astronauts go up on Shenzhou VI. That way China would have three astronauts who will have been into space." Source: Fighter pilot Yang Liwei is one of 14 candidates now training for China's next space mission, due to be launched in September. This mission, announced Thursday by China's space agency, will carry two "taikonauts" into orbit for an unspecified series of experiments.

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