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The flight took more than four hours.

A screenshot from Flight Aware’s public flight page

A pilot in Florida brought some festive cheer to the skies a week before Christmas.

Lieutenant Commander Natan Mitich is present flight school in Lakeland but wanted to improve his flight routes when he reached his target flight time for the class, Fox 13 reported.

He planned fancy Christmas design for flight: the shape of a Christmas tree decorated with a star, ornaments and lights.

Mitic’s 437-mile flight, in a Cessna Skyhawk, took more than 4 hours, according to flight records from Flight Aware.

The pilot took off just before 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 and finished just before 1 a.m. on Dec. 19, according to flight logs.

The planning took the most time, Mitic told WFLA, and said he took several practice flights to assemble the decoration before performing a holiday trick.

Lakeland is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Tampa.

Alison Cutler is McClatchy’s real-time national reporter for the Southeast. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and previously worked at The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia, a USAToday affiliate.



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The pilot’s flight path is shaped like a Christmas tree in the Florida sky

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The flight took more than four hours.

A screenshot from Flight Aware’s public flight page

A pilot in Florida brought some festive cheer to the skies a week before Christmas.

Lieutenant Commander Natan Mitich is present flight school in Lakeland but wanted to improve his flight routes when he reached his target flight time for the class, Fox 13 reported.

He planned fancy Christmas design for flight: the shape of a Christmas tree decorated with a star, ornaments and lights.

Mitic’s 437-mile flight, in a Cessna Skyhawk, took more than 4 hours, according to flight records from Flight Aware.

The pilot took off just before 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 and finished just before 1 a.m. on Dec. 19, according to flight logs.

The planning took the most time, Mitic told WFLA, and said he took several practice flights to assemble the decoration before performing a holiday trick.

Lakeland is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Tampa.

Alison Cutler is McClatchy’s real-time national reporter for the Southeast. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and previously worked at The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia, a USAToday affiliate.



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