North Pole Navy

North Pole Navy on the Move

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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 quiet role of the North Pole Navy gets little notice in the news media. But these ships are critical to Operation Merry Christmas because they support Santa in flight, assist with the freighting and warehousing operations of Operation Airlift, and the provide critical reindeer support for the thousand of reindeer that fly on Christmas Eve.

The North Pole Navy has been continuously at sea for four months getting ready to help with Operation Merry Christmas.

This week they are repositioning to be in places where they can best serve Santa as he flies. This is where they will be:

SS Jingle Bell – Flagship serving in the North Pacific
SS Snowball – Serving in the South Pacific
SS Tannenbaum – Serving now in the Gulf of Mexico
SS Donner – Serving in the Atlantic
SS Eggnog – Serving in the Indian Ocean
SS Mistletoe – Serving in the Philippine Sea
SS Frosty – Serving in the Bay of Bengal

Sleigh Sightings

Sleigh Sightings Reported

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Sleigh sightings are up significantly after tracker elves worldwide were put on alert Sunday to look for flying sleighs.

The tracker map at SantaTrackers.net went dark just as a new version of Santa’s sleigh was launched from the North Pole. It was reported that sleighs would be dispatched to every sector and so far there have been multiple sleigh sightings in EVERY sector.

This pattern will continue for the next couple of days – at least.

It is intended to be a training exercise for tracker elves, yes, but there is another unknown purpose for the map blackout.

This 12th version of Santa’s sleigh is the most mysterious of them all. The sleighs are using all new reindeer and pilot combinations. Each pilot has been sworn to secrecy about these final test flights.

The flights are very important. The test flights all year long have revealed problem after problem with Santa’s sleigh. The news has been very hard for elves at North Pole Flight Command to handle. The sleigh’s instability and unpredictable performance has made it difficult to come up with a workable flight plan. North Pole Flight Command feels that Santa is more prepared to fly thanks to the efforts of tracker elves all year long in proving new information. But Flight Command does not feel ready because they have not overcome the many problems with the sleigh.

So these final tests are engineered to get that confidence back in Flight Command.

How is it working?

I can’t tell you that.

Not yet.

Stay tuned.

Meetings

Meetings About 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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In an usual turn of events all top elves at North Pole Flight Command have been summoned for a meeting on Saturday. Saturday marks one week until Christmas Eve.

The test flights of Santa’s sleigh are usually more or less over by now. The tracker map at SantaTrackers.net presently shows the test flights over the UK. It is unknown where they are headed next.

It is unlikely that High Command will be discussing the sleigh’s flight plan. The test flight operations team takes care of that detail and it is based upon how the sleigh is responding and in weather conditions that it needs to be tested in.

Rumors have run rampant at the North Pole, especially in Flight Command, that the sleigh has either a 12th version that will be tested or even that the sleigh itself will be retired and taken up again next season.

If that were to happen, Santa does have a backup plan. Though classified, it is assumed by most that Santa would use the record-setting sleigh from last year as his vehicle of choice for this season.

We remind you that these are just rumors. As far as we officially know, the current version of the sleigh is the one Santa will use and that test flights have been satisfactory.

Will Santa be involved in Saturday’s meeting? That is information we do not presently know.

We will keep you updated.

Test Flights

Test Flights Switch to Nights Only

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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 test flights of Santa’s sleigh will now only fly at night. Given that Santa’s flight is less than 12 days away, this move does not come as a surprise.

“Night flight testing is crucial because Santa spends his entire flight in the dark, no matter where he is,” says Elf Buck Sanchez, Flight Director at the North Pole. It is typical for the test flights to switch to all-night flying at this point in the calendar.

But some elves in Flight Command also see this move as a good indicator that things are improving with Santa’s sleigh. By switching to night flights many are thinking the sleigh must be performing acceptably. We have not received any confirmation of this however and the actual performance of Santa’s sleigh is right now being regarded as privileged information.

Version 11 of Santa’s sleigh has been functioning for over two weeks now.

We do not know if another version of the sleigh is expected to be tested. We have heard from elves in the Research and Development Department that version 12 of the sleigh has been constructed and is just awaiting decision on its deployment.