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:
- North Pole Navy Tests Santa’s Sleighby Elf Meg Nogg on October 14, 2021 at 6:02 am
The North Pole Navy is in the Pacific and performing test flights of Santa’s sleigh. This is a routine exercise designed to see how well Santa’s sleigh can work under the direction of the Navy and to practice take-offs and landings on Navy […]
- 75 Days Until Santa’s Launchby Elf Meg Nogg on October 9, 2021 at 6:01 am
There are just 75 days now until Santa’s launch. Santa’s sleigh continues test flights over Sector 1 at this time. All reports from Flight Command indicate the sleigh is on track for on-time delivery. Flight engineers remain hopeful on the […]
- New Zealand Reindeer Trialsby Elf Meg Nogg on October 8, 2021 at 6:51 am
Reindeer trials are being conducted in New Zealand as the test flights of Santa’s sleigh shift their focus to take-off’s and landings. The reindeer trials are a test of both the sleigh and reindeer. The 2 year old class of reindeer face a […]
- Mapping Australiaby Elf Meg Nogg on October 6, 2021 at 4:50 pm
Mapping parts of Australia has become a new mission of Santa’s sleigh this week. As test flights have repositioned over Sector 1 this special mission has become a priority. “Mapping is an ongoing project that gets worked on daily all over the […]
- Test Flights Ending in Sector 3by Elf Meg Nogg on September 27, 2021 at 12:13 pm
After nearly a month with a heavy test flight schedule over the skies of Sector 3 Santa’s sleigh is shifting soon to a new field of operations. Flight Command announced this morning that the test flights of Santa’s sleigh are heading soon to […]
- 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, […]