Meet Santa Flying A Drone!


Move over, Rudolph.

In this stunning four-minute video, YouTube personality Casey Neistat shows viewers that the next big thing for drones might well be human transport.

Dressed like a modern-day extreme sport version of  Santa Claus riding a snowboard instead of a sleigh, Neistat takes viewers on a holiday magic carpet ride through a town and across the winter sky. Notably, instead of “eight reindeer” the drone’s propellers pull Neistat over a rooftop, through crowds of high-fiving onlookers, and across a series of hills before taking him into the air.

Justin Oakes is “as good as they get,” Neistat said in a phone interview Wednesday, by which point his video had already garnered more than 3 million views. As of this posting on Friday, the video had surpassed 5.5 million views.

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