North Pole Flight Command informed us today that Santa will be participating in a “field test” associated with the test flights of Santa’s sleigh sometime next week.
“Test flights are not all just about the sleigh,” Elf Roger Star, Director of North Pole Flight Command said. “The test flights are used to prepare and refine operations in many areas, including with reindeer, sleigh pilots and sleigh traffic controllers. This season before the season is meant to prepare us for when Santa takes flight. We have a team of professional trackers, a small group, really, who are charged with gathering real time data of Santa in flight every Christmas Eve. Santa will be working with Elf Petey LeCroix, one of our most experienced scouts, in the field next week to evaluate new equipment and to refine existing physical tracking protocols.”
Where Santa and Elf Petey will station themselves is not yet known. What is known is that the test flights of Santa’s sleigh are headed to Sector 1 over the next week or longer.
Santa, who has been on walkabout since late March, will be taking a brief break in that venture in order to engage in field duty with North Pole Flight Command. Why Santa wants to be involved with this project is not something he has shared yet with Flight Command.
North Pole Radio News is working on this story and hopes to get an interview with Santa or Elf Petey in the days ahead.