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Elves to take a Halloween Break

Elves to Take a Halloween Break

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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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The elves and reindeer of the Santa’s sleigh test flight team will soon head north. They will be taking this weekend off to enjoy the Halloween festivities at the North Pole.

This movement will be visible on the Santa Tracker map at SantaTrackers.net for those tracker elves following along.

Santa’s sleigh has been in continual test flight mode since early June. Flight analysts at the North Pole are very excited with what they see so far. The early bets are on that Santa will set a new speed record this year.

We do not yet know the direction of Santa’s sleigh after Halloween is over. But we are hearing rumors it will be used in part for training new tracker elves. When we have more details we will share them with you.

North Pole Navy

North Pole Navy Tests Santa’s Sleigh

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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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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 vessels.

“Not a lot of people know the North Pole even has a Navy,” said flight director, Elf Buck Sanchez. “And that is perfectly fine by Santa. But the truth is that the North Pole Navy plays a vital role in Operation Merry Christmas for Santa. There are thousands of sailor-elves and the Navy has a number of ships, boats, tugs and submarines that operate under secret orders.”

We do occasionally share news of the North Pole Navy via Flight Command. After all, they have to work together at Christmas in support of Santa. But most news about them is shared via SantaUpdate.com.

75 Days Until Launch

75 Days Until Santa’s Launch

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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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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 possibility of a new speed record to be set by Santa and his sleigh this year. Early test flight results have been promising. Of course, it cannot yet be known what obstacles Santa will face – such as weather – when he actually takes flight.

This is why the sleigh is tested in every possible weather scenario in many places around the world.

Please keep on eye on the North Pole websites for further information about Santa’s launch.

Reindeer Trials

New Zealand Reindeer Trials

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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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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 certification test as part of this event. New Zealand was chosen as the local for these trials because of the weather and the scheduled testing of Santa’s sleigh in Sector 1.

The trials only take a few days.

Reindeer handlers are looking to test and certify these 2 year old reindeer for take-offs and landings – perhaps the most difficult job for a reindeer as part of their sleigh pulling duties. Officials from the Reindeer Department have been in New Zealand for the past several weeks to prepare for the events.

“These are not like the reindeer games,” explain Elf Victor, head of reindeer operations at the North Pole. “These are for individual reindeer. It is an important process to test and certify their skills. Many of them are nervous because this is a huge certification to acquire. Any of the reindeer who want to work for Santa have to pass this test. So for them, this is very serious.”

The reindeer are kept isolated from the reindeer community and from elves not involved in the process. The results are kept confidential. This is one reason why Santa chooses for this process to take place away from the North Pole.

Sleigh pilots too use these events to certify. They too have to become expert in take-offs and landings.

Once this event is complete Santa’s sleigh will resume normal flight tests over Sector 1.