Test Flights

Test Flights Could Begin in July

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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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Test flights of Santa’s sleigh could begin as early as July, according to North Pole Flight Command teams meeting with Santa. Several weeks ago the Department of Redundancy Department issued a warning that not enough time was being devoted to Santa’s sleigh this year which cause no small amount of upset in Flight Command.

Santa returned from the Elf Supervisor meetings in Costa Rica to find debate raging at Flight Command. Santa himself did not appear to have any concerns or opinions about the matter and seemed to be okay with the original schedule for test flights to begin the first week of September. But he met with those who issued the warning and with those in Flight Command responsible for the tests and it appears a compromise has been reached.

There are many details missing from this new plan, however.

For example, where are the reindeer needed to conduct these test flights? All of the reindeer have been absent from the North Pole since late January. Getting those test flight teams back early is going to require some effort that has not yet been talked about.

Likewise, test pilots for the flights need to be scheduled. We understand that several of the first team pilots are in the middle of re-scheduling their vacations in order to accommodate the new plan.

Will all this added effort actually help with the sleigh this year?

That remains to be seen.

I did check with the shop at the Research and Development Department and they reported that several prototypes of the new sleigh have been constructed and are ready to fly as soon as teams can be put together.

We will keep you updated.

250 Days Until Launch

250 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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Santa’s launch is 250 days away. Elves in North Pole Flight Command are actually off today, as it is a Sunday and it is Easter. But the occasion is being marked with a number of activities.

In fact, a debate has erupted in recent days over Santa’s sleigh. I’m told there will be some meetings this week with elves from Research and Development to re-evaluate the flight plan for test flights of Santa’s sleigh. They are presently on the calendar to begin around day #113 to launch. Some feel that is too late of a start for testing and that more time will be needed to make changes and corrections to the sleigh if testing goes poorly.

If there are changes made to the plan we will let you know.

Another issue of concern is Santa’s reindeer and when they will be returning to the North Pole. Some feel they need to be back earlier too.

300 Days

Just 300 Days to 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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Just 300 days remain now until Santa’s launch. North Pole Flight Command continues to work towards a successful flight again this year.

Santa’s sleigh will again be built from the ground up but it will utilize the same design as a year ago. As a result, test flights for Santa’s sleigh will be delayed until later in the year.

Flight Command has scouts in the field right now searching for good locations to set up regional tracking centers in each sector. There is no particular hurry for this project either. Right now, scouts are taking recommendations and looking at possible locations. Contracts are expected to be signed and locations finalized by Christmas in July.

Christmas in July is likewise an important time for Flight Command. While there are a number of fun recreational events, including the radio replay of Santa’s flight from last Christmas, it is also a big marker on the calendar for nearly every North Pole Department.

At flight command training will be taking place for sleigh flight controllers, test pilots and even reindeer during Christmas in July. Likewise, all equipment overhauls and testing is supposed to be complete.

For Tracker Elves worldwide, who gather online at SantaTrackers.net, the all new Elf University will be launched by then and trackers will be training heavily during Christmas in July.

North Pole

North Pole is Ready

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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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We’re ready.

Santa’s sleigh has been fully tested. The Workshop is nearly done. Nearly every department – except the North Pole Post Office – reports that every detail has been tended to.

The countdown to Santa’s launch is now about a day away.

With Santa’s approval, tracker elves at SantaTrackers.net have started to check in world wide.

There is no stopping Santa right now.

We have consolidated all of our news going forward. To see and hear all that is going on at the North Pole, please visit SantaUpdate.com for the latest information. Within hours the Tracking Santa Around the World Radio Show will begin. A player will be made available on every North Pole website.

Thank you for your support this year.