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Santa enlists help of drones this Christmas


As everyone else is winding down towards Christmas there’s one man gearing up for his busiest day of the year. After 364 days of preparation Santa Claus will don his red suit, fill his sleigh with presents and set off around the world.

Led by Rudolph – perhaps the most famous reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen will pull Santa’s sleigh across the sky visiting every home in the world delivering presents to kids and big kids alike. It’s the kind of logistical task even the largest delivery companies would baulk at. Santa has to visit on average 822 houses a second reaching speeds of 2,300,000mph to make his deliveries on time. For comparison Concorde could cruise at a much more pedestrian 1,354mph. I hope he has his hat firmly attached to his head and all those presents strapped down.

It’s no wonder then that in the 21st century Santa is looking for all the help he can get. This year Santa has visited gadget shop Hawkin’s Bazaar to purchase a fleet of drones to deliver the plethora of gifts. When you think, in the UK alone, the average kid receives 16 gifts that’s a lot to deliver. Drones will allow Santa to take it much easier this year, covering much more distance than he could manage alone. I hope they remember to pick up the carrots, mince pies and glass of milk on the way back though!

It’s likely Santa has taken his lead from other delivery companies such as Amazon and DHL who have also been trialling the use of drones to make deliveries in the past couple of years.

So, if on Christmas Eve you look to the sky and find an armada of drones in the sky don’t be alarmed, it’s just Santa embracing modern times.

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