It’s with great pleasure that we announce that we’ve been hired by Santa Claus to provide him with transportation from Wenatchee Pangborn Airport to Pybus Public Market in downtown Wenatchee, WA on December 1, 2013.
Pilot Maria Langer and her dog pose with Santa and Flying M Air’s helicopter last winter in Arizona.
This isn’t the first time Santa has utilized our air-taxi services. We’ve been working with Santa and his transportation coordinators since 2011 when we first transported him to the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant in Phoenix for his annual appearances there. Since then, Santa has worked with us on numerous occasions to meet his local transportation needs. We’re pleased that Santa has turned to us yet again, now that we’ve relocated to Washington state from Arizona.
Normally, Santa travels by sled pulled by eight or nine reindeer. But in December, Santa likes to give his reindeer a good rest before their big Christmas Eve trip. Accustomed to being dropped off right at his destination, it’s natural for Santa to turn to helicopter operators for his pre-Christmas travel arrangements.
You can see Santa’s big arrival at Pybus Public Market on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2 PM. The helicopter will be arriving in the parking lot right beside the building. Be sure to pay close attention to the safety personnel at the landing zone! Santa will step out to greet his fans before the helicopter shuts down. Be sure to stay away from the helicopter until after its rotor blades have stopped spinning.
After Santa’s arrival, we’ll move the helicopter into Pybus Market where it will be on display until Wednesday, December 4. Flying M Air’s pilot will be on hand Sunday afternoon to answer questions and open the helicopter for visitors to get a closer look. You’ll also be able to buy gift certificates for short flights and wine tasting tours — a great gift for anyone!