OTTAWA, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - A copy of a flight plan filed with NAV CANADA
for a cargo flight departing the North Pole has been leaked to the
media by an undisclosed source in that far Northern location. (See copy).
According to the plan, the pilot, Captain S. Claus will be flying a
bright red sled-like aircraft powered by nine reindeer. Departing on
December 24, the flight has many destinations and its route includes
stops at the "homes of all the nice children in the world."
NAV CANADA would not confirm the authenticity of the flight plan but
anonymous sources say that unusual aircraft will carry a huge cargo of
brightly wrapped packages and will fly at a tremendous speed. An
intense red light flashes at the aircraft's nose.
Few details are known about the pilot but sources say that he is a very
jolly fellow who often stops to snack on milk and cookies while en
NAV CANADA would not reveal the identity of the pilot but confirmed
reports that he is over 1,000 years old. "Nevertheless, he has
excellent vision and superior cognitive skills," said a NAV CANADA
spokesman. "In fact, he sees you when you're sleeping and he knows when
Rumours are circulating about the true identity of the mysterious
Captain Claus, but NAV CANADA remained tight-lipped despite the leaked
Said the NAV CANADA spokesperson: "All we can confirm is that a
sleigh-like aircraft powered by nine flying reindeer will be departing
the North Pole on Christmas Eve to deliver packages all around the
world. That could be anyone," he added with a smile.
NAV CANADA will be hard at work on Christmas ensuring that the normal
air traffic control, flight information and advisory services, are
provided for this special flight and all other aircraft - with
technical operations and engineering support - as we do 365 days a
NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a
private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through
publicly-traded debt. With operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV
CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather
briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services
and electronic aids to navigation.
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SOURCE NAV CANADA
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