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,” said North Pole Flight Command flight director Elf Buck Sanchez. “The heart of the entire operation is Santa’s sleigh and it’s setting records. Santa will have a good flight this year.”
Santa himself is yet to flight the sleigh. But test pilots working on the project are gushing about how well it is going.
“Kids will want to the be in bed early this year – really early,” said Elf Test Pilot Jett Thrust. “I’m not even kidding. Santa could arrive hours earlier than normal. This sleigh is so hot Santa could make pizza on it and have it ready to deliver at the door before the cheese is even melted. That’s how fast this sleigh is.”
Test flights of the sleigh are planned to continue almost right up until the hour that Santa launches. “We want it perfect in every respect,” Elf Quinton Q. Quigley, head elf of Research and Development at the North Pole. “So we’re not going to stop making it better and better.”