Several weeks ago North Pole Flight Command announced the addition of the Reindeer Tracking Office. That office opened today.
Unfortunately, there are no reindeer yet at the North Pole to track.
However, those reindeer now working the test flights of Santa’s sleigh are also piloting this new program, which tracks the movement and condition of the reindeer and reports it back to the North Pole in real time.
“It is pretty amazing technology and we cannot want to get it going for all of Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve,” said Elf Buck Sanchez, director of flight operations at North Pole Flight Command.
Traditionally, the date of September 1st is the marker watched indicating that Santa’s reindeer will be back at the North Pole. That date has come and gone and they have not yet come back.
Elf Victor, head of Reindeer Operations at the North Pole, said not to worry about it yet. It is common for them to wait as late as Thanksgiving to return to the North Pole. This appears to be one of those years.
For more information about the new Reindeer Tracking Office, please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.