What fictional character was given an official pilot’s license in 1927?
In the early 20th century, one fictional character was given the honor of flight documentation and, no, it wasn’t Superman. Kris Kringle was handed his official pilot’s license by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce in 1927, in an event that was publicized and is on record at the Library of Congress.
As Santa Claus received his license, he was also handed airway maps and reassured that airway lights would guide him on Christmas Eve. The license would legally allow Santa to deliver his load of presents through the available air route.
Although some might argue that Rudolph should be given the license since he leads the way, the beloved red-nosed reindeer wouldn’t be created for another decade. “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”
Answer: The correct answer is Santa Claus