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Aero-News has learned that after several months of negotiations
-- with plenty of paperwork flying back and forth between
Washington and the North Pole, along with a few "naughty"
accusations against unnamed FAA personnel -- Santa Claus has been
given unrestricted access to the nation's airspace.
"Santa can now focus on making his list and checking it
twice, without the hassle of government paperwork. Thanks to this
agreement, the only time he needs to worry about Red Tape is if he
wants to use it to wrap presents."
Source: US Department of Transportation
Secretary Norman Mineta, on the "official" decision to open up
national airspace for a certain jolly visitor on December 25. The
move signifies new hope for pilots struggling to gain improved
access in the face of ever-tightening security restrictions --
because let's face it, if some clown in a red suit pulled along by
flying reindeer can fly through the Washington DC ADIZ, anything's
possible. (If you believe we're serious... get help, now.)