Santa's Sleigh Nearly Collides With Airliner Over Australia

Shortly after Australian aviation authorities announced that Santa Claus was given clearance to bring his sleigh and team of reindeer into the nation's airspace, the fat, bearded man was spotted flying his sleigh within spitting distance of a commercial airliner. Watch this video provided by 9News Australia.

You can also track Santa's whereabouts using the NORAD Santa Tracker. It's a great incentive to get the kiddos to bed at a reasonable hour this evening.

Happy Holidays, from Flight Club.

Paul Thompson is a aviation journalist with over 13 years of experience working in the airline industry, who maintains the website Flight Club for You can contact Paul to submit story ideas, your own "Plane Porn" photos, and comments regarding this or any other aviation topic via email at You can also follow Flight Club on Twitter: @flightclubnews

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Turbineguy: Nom de Zoom

If Santa flies that close to commercial airliners, he's going to EARN a Darwin Award.