Thursday, December 06, 2012

Santa to Fly Into Santa Monica Airport on Vintage Plane: Kris Kringle will pilot a World War II bi-plane carrying lots of candy canes and spend Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Flying

The Santa Monica Museum of Flying has confirmed the filing of a flight plan for this Sunday, Dec. 9 by a pilot named Kris Kringle, otherwise known as Santa Claus, flying a vintage World War II bi-plane.

The estimated time of arrival is 1:30 p.m. depending on weather. The pilot has requested to land at the Santa Monica Airport and taxi to the aircraft ramp across the street from the Museum of Flying.

Guests wishing to witness the arrival Santa Claus are encouraged to arrive early.

It is recommended that visitors stand along Airport Avenue across from the Museum for the arrival.

The aircraft has been described as a Boeing Stearman with a US Navy paint scheme.

The pilot will be wearing a red flight suit.

He will exit the aircraft and walk across the street and enter the Museum.

He will be available during the afternoon for photos and we are told that his cargo is a large volume of candy canes.

Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students, $6 for children aged 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free.

As always, this event is free for members.

The Museum of Flying is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum of Flying is located on the Santa Monica Airport at 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. For more information please call the Museum at 310.398.2500.