Airservices ready and waiting for Santa to visit Australia

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Airservices ready and waiting for Santa to visit Australia

22 Dec 2016

Airservices has today released a video showing the flight path that Santa will take this week that enables him to visit more than nine million homes on Christmas Eve. Santa’s flight path specifies where he will fly on Christmas Eve along with the technology that is fitted to his sleigh.

Airservices releases Santa’s flight path

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Airservices releases Santa’s flight path

21 Dec 2015

Airservices has today released a video showing the flight path that Santa will take on Christmas Eve. And for the first time, Australia’s provider of air traffic control services has received a helping hand from a group of Aussie kids.

Airservices Santa Commanders 2015

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Airservices Santa Commanders 2015

15 Dec 2015

Airservices Santa Commanders Toby and Jackson discover how many flights operate in Australian airspace at any one time as they start planning Santa’s flight path for 2015.

Santa visits Airservices 2015

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Santa visits Airservices 2015

15 Dec 2015

Santa checks out some of our equipment that he will be using on Christmas Eve. Here, Santa talks to engineer Geoff about using the instrument landing system.

Santa visits Airservices 2015

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Santa visits Airservices 2015

15 Dec 2015

Santa checks out our air traffic control facility and talks with some of the controllers who will be keeping him safe, and on time, on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices 2015

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Santa visits Airservices 2015

15 Dec 2015

Santa checks out our air traffic control facility and talks with some of the controllers who will be keeping him safe, and on time, on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices 2015

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Santa visits Airservices 2015

15 Dec 2015

The radar picture of Santa (in dark green) flying in our airspace heading to Melbourne. Santa uses the call sign ‘Sleighrider 1’, which is abbreviated on screen as ‘SLRDR1’.

Santa visits Airservices

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Santa visits Airservices

12 Dec 2014

Santa recently took the time to visit Australia and tour our facilities to ensure that everything was set for his visit on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs Airservices’ Melbourne control tower to which he will talk to on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Ahead of Santa’s flight this Christmas Eve, he visited Airservices’ air traffic control tower in Melbourne to talk to controllers. Airservices has been busy preparing for Santa’s visit to Australia on Christmas Eve, one of the busiest nights of the year for air traffic controllers.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Ahead of Santa’s flight in Australia on Christmas Eve he recently visited Airservices facilities at Melbourne Airport. While there he visited the aviation and rescue fire fighting station, taking a look at one of the Airservices Mk8 ultra-large fire vehicles.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

In preparation for Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve, he visited Airservices facilities in Melbourne. Santa talked to our air traffic controllers, who he will be in contact with on Christmas Eve as he delivers presents across Australia.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs the airport’s Instrument Landing System’s glide path tower which will provide him with vertical guidance to the runway on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Leading Fire Fighter Michael Bichler shows Mr Claus how the roof-top and bumper monitors work on one of Airservices Mk8 ultra-large fire vehicles.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa visited Airservices at Melbourne Airport recently ahead of his visit on Christmas Eve. Technical Officer, Neil Goodgame, shows Mr Claus Airservices VHF Omin-direction Range navigation aid which he will use on Christmas Eve while navigating the skies above Australia.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa recently visited the Airservices air traffic control facilities in Melbourne ahead of his flight on Christmas Eve. Santa took a look at the Melbourne control tower at night.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs one of Airservices Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting’s ultra-large fire vehicles.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs Airservices’ brand new control tower which he will talk to on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs Airservices’ brand new control tower to which he will talk to on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices –  2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs the airport’s Instrument Landing System’s glide path tower which will provide him with vertical guidance to the runway on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices at Melbourne Airport recently ahead of his visit on Christmas Eve. Technical Officer, Neil Goodgame, shows Mr Claus Airservices VHF Omin-direction Range navigation aid which he will use on Christmas Eve while navigating the skies above Australia.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa Claus check outs Airservices Learning Academy’s 360-degree tower visual simulator displaying the representation of Cairns Airport where he will visit on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs Airservices’ Learning Academy and the en route controller simulator.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne ahead of his visit. This screen image shows Santa appearing on Airservices radar screen during his recent visit flying in his sleigh with the call sign of ‘Sleighrider 1’.