Sat, Dec 20, 2003
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Kris Kringle, d.b.a. Santa Claus,
got the green light today from the US Department of Transportation
(DOT) to engage in air travel to various points throughout the
United States the night of Dec. 24-25. An order granting a flight
certificate and signed by U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y.
Mineta finds that Santa Claus is 'exceptionally fit, joyfully
willing and uniquely able to engage in the interstate air
transportation for which he has requested a certificate.' The
Secretary added that Santa has a 100 percent on-time arrival
record, having never failed to deliver all of his toys by Christmas
Source: Source: Department of Transportation
news release, which doesn't mention whether the packages aboard
Santa's sleigh have been manually screened or X-rayed by the TSA.
The release also doesn't indicate whether Santa will be granted
exemptions in the Washington (DC) ADIZ or if he will be allowed to
pass through the nation's myriad of TFRs. Merry Christmas.
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