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SCVJeff

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Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« on: December 24, 2008, 06:20:06 PM »
I was just sent an email from the boys up at North Pole Global Air Operations asking all RVíers expecting Santa tonight to please pay attention to the following guidelines in the interest of safety to the crew on duty tonight and expediency of each delivery. Hereís the text.


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From: North Pole Global Air Operations
To: All RVís with scheduled sled arrival tonight
Date: December 24, 2008

IMPORTANT:
Please lower all TV & Satellite antennas, and solar panels flat to the roof to give the sled a place to park and the Reindeer wonít trip on things. If you need to keep your antennas extended, mark them with a red flashing marker with a 7 degree up angle to keep from bothering the neighbors. NO STROBES! It agitates the Reindeer and you will be bypassed. As mentioned, Solar panels should also be lowered to provide a reasonably flat landing surface. The entire weight of the sled and reindeer is less than 2 lb/ sq.ft., so no damage will occur. Likewise, please lower all open vent covers. Santa has a magic opener to get in where necessary.

Those that have roof parameter xmas lights on the RV are requested to leave them on tonight for short final visual. RV roof landings are particularly tricky due to the random positioning of RV's, especially in the boondocking areas. Also, please be aware that there can be significant Sled Wash depending on approach and departure, so either retract, or anchor all awnings.

NORAD is currently tracking our vehicle and are showing it to be on schedule throughout the nite.


Happy Holidays,
N.P.G.A.O.

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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 06:42:19 PM »
You're only going to warn the Winnebago owners and not the rest of us :D  I am not stowing my satellite antennas, Santa can land on the driveway.
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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 06:49:49 PM »
Ned, I had the same thought.  The "Jolly ole soul" can use the driveway.  I did go out and remove the "beware of dog" sign though, just to improve my chances of a visit.
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SCVJeff

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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 06:54:14 PM »
You're only going to warn the Winnebago owners and not the rest of us :D  I am not stowing my satellite antennas, Santa can land on the driveway.
If I double-post I might get spanked. Can you link it?
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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 07:20:20 PM »
I lowerd the satelite dish, and tied down the Wilson trucker antenna.  I wouldn't want to goose one of the reindeer........ ;D 
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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 07:39:22 PM »
Santa - please help.. I know we are rural... but I don't have all the toys I need yet.  When you see the old AT&T microwave tower, go two clicks west.
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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 07:57:00 PM »
Jeff, not to worry, I'm sure all the children here will see your message :)
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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 08:07:17 PM »
With three Christmases down and only one more to go, I think we're all set. Santa can land anywhere he wants as long as he brings me a winning lottery ticket.
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Re: Important Message to all RV'er's from NPGAP
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 08:26:33 PM »
Jeff, not to worry, I'm sure all the children here will see your message :)
I'm just the messenger. NPGAP apparently is apparently locked out of the Internet for security reasons starting on the 24th, so I'm just passin' it on... ;D
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