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Test Flights Ending in Sector 3

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Elf Meg graduated from Southern North Pole University with a degree in journalism. For several years she was a star reporter for the North Pole Gazette and then briefly served as a producer for North Pole Radio News. She brings her experience in media to North Pole Flight Command, serving as both an Elf News Reporter for North Pole Radio News and Managing Editor of North Pole Flight Command.com
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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 Sector 1 for an extended period of time.

Sector 1 has a lot of open ocean areas. It is one of the most challenging parts of the world to fly a sleigh.

Sleighs, as you know, are primarily designed for travel in the snow and snow is impossible to find in Sector 1. Of course, Santa’s sleigh is a flying sleigh, so it’s a little different. Ocean winds and landing zones are all different. There will be a big emphasis in testing the sleigh in particular with landing capabilities.

In addition, the sleigh over the course of the next several weeks will be mapping certain areas of the sectors where it flies. The mapping part of the test flights of Santa’s sleigh is something that always requires updating. Santa likes to use photography from sleigh flights instead of satellite imaging because he can get better detail under specific weather conditions. Unlike traditional aerial mapping Santa’s need for the look of certain areas under specific weather conditions is kind of critical.

We will update you as well in the weeks to come of work being done with the North Pole Navy.

100 Days to Santa's Launch

100 Days to Santa’s Launch

Elf News Reporter at Santa Claus LTD
Elf Meg graduated from Southern North Pole University with a degree in journalism. For several years she was a star reporter for the North Pole Gazette and then briefly served as a producer for North Pole Radio News. She brings her experience in media to North Pole Flight Command, serving as both an Elf News Reporter for North Pole Radio News and Managing Editor of North Pole Flight Command.com
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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.”