100 Days to Santa's Launch

100 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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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.”

 

Santa's Sleigh End August in Sector 5

Santa’s Sleigh Ends August in Sector 5

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Santa’s sleigh will end August in Sector 5, performing maneuvers in the USA and Canada before heading somewhere else in September.

Flight analysts are very excited with the progress of the sleigh. Tests are being conducted at what is described as “extreme speeds” and are going so well many are predicting a new possible speed record for Santa this year if weather conditions are favorable.

Flight tests for September are still being planned. The recent return of reindeer to the North Pole gives flight test engineers greater flexibility.

It could be said that Santa’s sleigh is ahead of schedule at this point and that all conditions are favorable for Santa’s flight so far.

Software Upgrade

Software Upgrade for 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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Santa’s sleigh has returned to the North Atlantic and is taking a bit of a flight break for a software upgrade.

The electronics on Santa’s sleigh are very sophisticated. The sleigh is equipped with several communication systems but none is more important than Internet. It is via the Internet that Santa is able to connect his sleigh to the databases of the North Pole. Through this wireless satellite technology Santa is able to have access to his files on any particular believer out there.

Through it he can access wish lists, letters, maps, directions, photos or any other kind of information that is collected on every believer. Santa has records dating back centuries and he knows a lot about most people. But none of that is useful to him if he cannot access it.

Software is needed to connect, access and then deliver to Santa – securely – the information that he needs.

Software also integrates with flight tracking systems, weather computers, and a variety of functions related to the work of the North. It all has to work.

These upgrades happen regularly. They need to be tested thoroughly before the sleigh takes again to the air. When the sleigh is again in flight these systems will be upgraded again. We do not exactly know how long the sleigh will be grounded or where the sleigh will be headed to test the software.

As we learn this information we will share it with you.

Sleigh headed to Sector 2

Sleigh Headed to Sector 2

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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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North Pole Flight Command indicates that Santa’s sleigh will soon start to transition to Sector 2. It will begin with an extended period over open water. Where that will exactly be has not been announced.

The sleigh has performed very well since the latest changes were implemented.

We expect that as the sleigh tests over Sector 2 – which is the largest of all sectors on the map – that it may station briefly on board one of the ships anchors in the Pacific ocean by the North Pole Navy.

There the sleigh may be involved in a series of short flight tests for test pilots in training. We may have more news of this activity at a later time.

As the month of July draws to a close we anticipate perhaps a new phase in the testing of the sleigh. Rumors are flying that perhaps Santa himself might participate in August.

That would be very unusual in this phase of the sleigh’s development. Once we have confirmed news we will share it with you.