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Santas Flight Plan for 2011 Posted at Air Traffic Control

Its that time of year again. The international organisation, ICAO, responisiblw for air travel, has just reported that Santa has filed his flightplan for the coming 24 hours. Flightplans like these are made public to help other pilots plan their routes and to allow for air Traffic control around the world understand that a flight is expected.

In what is probably the single most complicated flight organised each year, taking over 24 hours to complete with multiple destinations this heads up is welcome. Its so complicated that NORAD, the air defense authority chips in to help track Santas progress and make sure all remain safe.

This year, NORAD has opened a telephone hotline if you need to know the location of Santa, you can just call in and get an update from the situation room, live.



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