Forget Rudolph the red-nosed-reindeer: This Santa flies through the air with an entire flock of geese

In this extraordinary clip, Santa can be seen taking flight with an entire flock of geese. Sat in his microlight and flying through the skies near Saint-Flour Airfield, Massif Central, France, Santa was joined by the giant V of geese, who travelled alongside him during his journey.

 

 

 

 

Santa smiles and waves at the camera as the geese swoop through the air, and the beautiful French countryside can be seen below. The geese seem unperturbed by the microlight as they fly only a few feet ahead of the contraption. The videographer and pilot is Christian Moullec, who has been flying with his geese for a number years, while Christian’s friend, Jacky Herbert, dressed as Santa. Mr Moullec captured the amazing scenes on this month, and in total there were 14 geese that decided to join the pair for the flight.

 
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Mr Moullec, from Cantal in France, first starting flying with birds back in 1995 in a bid to migrate them to areas where they were well protected, helping to stop their numbers declining. Since then, he has dedicated his life to raising and training orphaned geese and helping birds on the brink of extinction.

 
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Christian, dubbed ‘Birdman,’ admitted it was a very long and difficult process encouraging the birds to fly with him but said he loved sharing his unique flying experience with others. The Frenchman encourages passengers on his microlight to reach out and touch the birds mid-flight.

 

 

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