In an unusual move North Pole Flight Command has ended the test flight phase of Santa’s sleigh. Version 2 of the sleigh has been in testing since June and it is customary for sleighs to fly up until the final hours before Santa’s launch.
Santa’s sleigh this year is highly touted, having flown over a million miles in the past six months and being tested in all kinds of weather. Flight Command shared that the test flights have set a variety of records.
Ending the flights really means there is nothing more than they can think of to improve upon with the new design. Santa authorized construction of the final version of the sleigh weeks ago and that is the model awaiting him in the Sleigh Barn for his launch, now less than a week away.
There will be one final “test flight”, which is customary. That flight takes off on December 23rd and returns in time for Santa to launch.
For more information about Santa’s sleigh please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.