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:
- 100 Days to Santa’s Launchby Elf Meg Nogg on September 14, 2021 at 6:01 am
Santa’s launch is now only 100 days away. With the test flight firmly established over Sector 3 in Europe and Africa everything seems to be on course for a successful season. “We are way ahead of where we thought we would be at this point,” […]
- Santa’s Sleigh Ends August in Sector 5by Elf Meg Nogg on August 26, 2021 at 3:58 pm
Santa’s sleigh will end August in Sector 5, performing maneuvers in the USA and Canada before heading somewhere else in September. Flight analysts are very excited with the progress of the sleigh. Tests are being conducted at what is described as […]
- Test Flights to Resume Over the Pacificby Elf Meg Nogg on August 3, 2021 at 5:01 pm
Santa’s sleigh is on its way to the Pacific ocean for more test flights. New software has been completely installed and stabilized so it is time now to test it in flight. Engineers say they will begin with high altitude speed tests along the coast […]
- Software Upgrade for Santa’s Sleighby Elf Meg Nogg on July 31, 2021 at 11:30 pm
Santa’s sleigh has returned to the North Atlantic and is taking a bit of a flight break for a software upgrade. The electronics on Santa’s sleigh are very sophisticated. The sleigh is equipped with several communication systems but none is more […]
- 150 Days Until Santa Launchesby Elf Meg Nogg on July 26, 2021 at 3:03 pm
There are now only 150 days until Santa launches and North Pole Flight Command has a long list of things to get ready: Santa has announced that he wants 200 million tracker elves working by the time he launches. Those elves need to be recruited, […]
- Sleigh Headed to Sector 2by Elf Meg Nogg on July 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm
North Pole Flight Command indicates that Santa’s sleigh will soon start to transition to Sector 2. It will begin with an extended period over open water. Where that will exactly be has not been announced. The sleigh has performed very well since […]
- Sleigh to Head Towards Sector 4by Elf Meg Nogg on July 16, 2021 at 1:31 am
Flight Command reports that Santa’s sleigh will soon take to the skies of Sector 4. More high-altitude tests are planned. This will be the first time Sector 4 will have to see Santa’s sleigh. Be warned however that most flights are scheduled […]
- Flights Reveal Flaws in Santa’s Sleighby Elf Meg Nogg on July 11, 2021 at 3:57 am
Test flights of Santa’s sleigh have revealed design flaws that require adjustments. Flights are not being delayed, but new sleighs are being sent to test flight crews on a continual basis from the Research and Development Department. At present, […]
- What They Are Doing Up Thereby Elf Roger Star on July 6, 2021 at 3:55 am
As Santa’s sleigh continues across Sector 5 we have had reports from many thousands claiming they have seen the sleigh in flight. We knew that would happen with so many eyes on the skies over the long holiday weekend in the United States. But […]
- Reindeer Invited Homeby Elf Meg Nogg on July 4, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Santa’s reindeer have been invited home to the North Pole. North Pole Flight Command has officially requested a greater number of reindeer teams for further test flights of Santa’s sleigh. After Christmas each year the reindeer leave for a […]