Santa’s sleigh Version 2, as reported earlier, continues to perform very well. As a result, the next step in modification of Santa’s sleigh includes customizations Santa himself has ordered.
These changes are considered mostly cosmetic and will likely not affect the speed or performance of Santa’s sleigh.
Santa communicated by Zoom call this week with designers in the Sleigh Department to finalize decisions on the look of the sleigh.
The sleigh this year will be a traditional red with gold pin stripes. In a surprise move, Santa ordered heavy chrome trim for the runners, both side tops and to front and rear facings.
North Pole Security voiced immediate concerns about how these highly reflective finishes will affect the visibility of Santa’s sleigh in the skies, especially from a distance.
Santa rejected those concerns.
Tech designers objected to the added weight the chrome will give the sleigh.
Test flights this week over Sector 5 were flown with the estimated addition of representative weight these new chrome elements and no performance concerns were raised during the test.
In a surprise bit of news Santa asked for the final cosmetic changes of the sleigh to be ready “before Thanksgiving”. This is about a month before Santa flies and far earlier than normal.
We will keep you posted on additional changes to Santa’s sleigh.