The Emmet County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security, NORAD and other local officials have received the approved flight plans for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Santa will be including an extra sleigh bell for each student and teacher that lost their life at Sandy Hook School. Each time he hears a ring it will remind him of the Christmas love that will be missed this year. According to the FAA Santa has filed his flight plans and has received permission to fly in restricted air space for Christmas Eve only. The technical specifications for his flight plan include:
Aircraft Identification: 2012 Red Sleigh called Santa 1
Pilot: S. Claus
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 8 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 State will pose as Santa Claus and cause us harm. You can follow Santa's progress on NORAD radar at www.noradsanta.com.