North Pole Flight Command is one very busy place. Each year they build Santa’s sleigh, they test fly it for months, then they launch Santa. But even then their work is not done.
Once Santa is in flight thousands of other sleighs are launched in support of Santa. These sleighs serve many useful purposes.
Some are cargo carriers, keeping Santa supplied with all he needs on his flight (he’s got to keep his sack FULL). Other sleighs are scouts, checking out for weather and obstacles in Santa’s way. Some sleighs carry elves who do repairs or provide support for the reindeer. It takes a lot of sleighs to get Santa around the world!
The North Pole Flight Command Center is where all of that is coordinated. They keep a world map that is updated constantly — even with test flight data. When Santa wants to send a message to folks – such as a Christmas Eve bedtime advisory — it flows through North Pole Flight Command. This is their latest news:
- Halloween Break Planned for Test Pilotsby Elf Meg Nogg on October 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm
The test flights of Santa’s sleigh continues over parts of Asia and the Pacific ocean this week. For those following along on the map you will likely see the sleigh heading north in the coming days. That is because the test pilots and the reindeer […]
- Santa’s Sleigh Heading to the South Pacificby Elf Meg Nogg on October 19, 2020 at 9:16 pm
After about a week in South America Santa’s sleigh is now going to head west over the Pacific on its way to New Zealand and Australia. Officials in North Pole Flight Command are not yet ready to say how long the sleigh will fly there. We still […]
- South America Nextby Elf Meg Nogg on October 9, 2020 at 1:02 pm
South America is next on the flight plan for test flights of Santa’s sleigh. I’m told the nature of the tests there are “secret”. I am not sure why they need to be secret. It is not like the world really understands the technology of […]
- Test Flights Headed to Europeby Elf Meg Nogg on October 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm
North Pole Flight Command crews are preparing to resume test flights very soon. Santa’s sleigh will be leaving the mid-Atlantic and will be flying over land in Europe. During the brief break in testing the sleigh received several design […]
- North Pole Navy Anchors Tests in the Atlanticby Elf Meg Nogg on September 25, 2020 at 6:10 pm
With test flights stalled over the Atlantic we have learned a few new details about why it is not moving at this time: adjustments to the design of the sleigh, coupled by a delay in building against that updated design has slowed down the tests. […]
- Test Flights to Remain Over the Atlanticby Elf Meg Nogg on September 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Flight engineers overseeing the test flights of Santa’s sleigh say that operations will remain over the Atlantic ocean for the next several days. They are not saying why the sleigh tests won’t be moving to another part of the world anytime soon. […]
- Reindeer Fatigue Becoming an Issueby Elf Meg Nogg on September 22, 2020 at 9:06 am
Reindeer fatigue is setting in among the teams of reindeer being used for test flights of Santa’s sleigh. Since early August sleighs have been in flight almost constantly, with reindeer and test pilots often working as long as 12 hours at a time. […]
- Sleigh Test Flights Headed Over North Americaby Elf Meg Nogg on September 18, 2020 at 4:03 am
The test flights of Santa’s sleigh are headed over North America over the next several days. Engineers are transitioning the sleigh to the skies over the waters of the active Atlantic hurricane season. “Yes, we’re headed for these active […]
- Merry Christmas Radio Signs to Track Santaby Elf Meg Nogg on September 12, 2020 at 5:37 am
Merry Christmas Radio has signed to carry Santa tracking information from North Pole Flight Command and the Kringle Radio Network thru SantaUpdate.com beginning on December 23rd, 2020. The station will live stream the world-famous “Tracking Santa […]
- Test Flights Over the North Pacificby Elf Meg Nogg on September 6, 2020 at 1:25 am
Santa’s sleigh is engaged in test flights over the North Pacific. You can follow the progress of those flights on our Tracker Map. As you can see, the focus of the test flights has shifted further west from Northern Canada where the first speed […]