A few months ago, a Facebook group formed with the goal to bring back the annual "Santa Flyover." Something that Missoulians haven't witnessed since 2005.

According to a 2005 article in the Missoulian 

Northwest Fresh Tidyman's closed its Missoula store in July, the flying Santa Claus almost went down with it.

Tidyman's had decided the flying Santa money would be better spent on meals and presents for families who needed help during the holidays. The company put Santa into storage after 10 years of making appearances in Missoula's skies.

Well, the Facebook group "Bring Back the Santa Flyover" quickly grew to thousands of interested people. And, with everyone's help, the Santa Flyover is HAPPENING!

According to the Missoula Downtown Facebook page

A little Christmas miracle for Missoula - the Santa Fly-Over is a go! Thanks to your generous donations via the Missoula Downtown Foundation, Lynn Lease and her team of elves have brought back a holiday tradition to the Missoula valley. 

As of this moment, Santa's flight is scheduled for 6:30pm tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 19) as long as conditions remain favorable. Updates can be found on the Bring Back Santa Fly-Over Facebook Group page.

Minute Man Aviation has released a detailed map showing the exact flight path of Ol Saint Nicholas. That way you can find the perfect spot to set the whole family up and watch the triumphant return and. Minute Man Aviation has also put together a website that will allow you to track Santa LIVE during his flight around the valley. Simply visit 406santa.com

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