P4_7 Santa’s Jet

Ryan Rowe, Kayleigh Byworth, James Garner, Dennis Lawrence-Morgan


In the movie Elf Santa replaces the waning Christmas spirit with a jet engine. We have calculated the speed required to allow Santa’s sleigh filled with presents to fly. This speed is 5500(±1700)ms−1 . This would require a thrust produced by the engine of 3.8(±2.2) × 107N.

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