More "nice children" adds destinations to North Pole cargo flight

    OTTAWA, Dec. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - NAV CANADA reports that a flight plan for
an aircraft departing the North Pole on December 24, 2007 has been filed. The
regularly scheduled annual flight has increased the number of stops this year
adding to the millions of destinations in Canada and around the world. The
pilot attributes this to an upward trend of "nice children."
    "The Naughty to Nice ratio is always an important factor when planning
this flight," said an official from NAV CANADA. "It not only adds
destinations, but it also increases the cargo which consists of many tonnes of
brightly wrapped packages."
    Few details are known about the pilot but it has been confirmed that he
is more than one thousand years old. But despite his advanced age, he has
excellent vision and superior cognitive skills. Reports indicate that "he sees
you when you're sleeping and he knows when you're awake."
    The sleigh-like aircraft is powered by nine "Radio-Engineered Instrument
Navigational Distance Expanded Electrical Range" (REINDEER) which are
organically fuelled by moss, grass and assorted leaves. The head REINDEER
features a red flashing light which is very effective in foggy conditions.
    Rumours are circulating about the identity of the pilot who is said to be
"very jolly," but NAV CANADA remained tight-lipped, citing privacy issues.
    "There is no point in speculating," said a NAV CANADA spokesperson. "We
can confirm that a flying sleigh led by nine reindeer will be departing the
North Pole on Christmas Eve to deliver packages all around the world.
    "It could be anyone," he added with a smile.

    Note to editors: A "leaked" copy of the FLIGHT PLAN can be viewed at

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For further information: Ron Singer, Manager, Media Relations, (613)
563-7303, (613) 850-7564, cell

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