Sector 4

Sleigh to Head Towards Sector 4

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Flight Command reports that Santa’s sleigh will soon take to the skies of Sector 4. More high-altitude tests are planned.

This will be the first time Sector 4 will have to see Santa’s sleigh. Be warned however that most flights are scheduled late in the day or a night. Flight Command has not said why that is the case. But if you’re hoping to see Santa’s sleigh, look during dark skies.

Santa’s sleigh has been in a “pause” for a few days while sleigh designers made some changes. New prototypes are arriving from the North Pole and flights will again resume and head towards South America first.

Flight Command has also indicated that southern areas of Sector 5 may also see Santa’s sleigh, as well as areas of the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard. By the end of next week it is possible that Santa’s sleigh could be over Greenland for a period of several days.

Sector 5 Test Flights

Sector 5 Scheduled for Test Flights

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Santa’s sleigh is scheduled for test flights over Sector 5. The sleigh will begin transitioning to North America in the next day or two.

I am not sure if the timing of this transition is meant to coincide with Independence Day celebrations in the United States. I just know a lot of people will be outside on July 3rd and 4th and many will be looking to the skies. It would be interesting to see Santa’s sleigh in flight against a backdrop of fireworks.

We do not yet know for sure exactly where these flights will take place. But will we update you with information as it becomes available.

First Test Flights

First Test Flights Will Be Over Sector 3

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The first test flights of Santa’s sleigh will take place over Sector 3 in Africa and Europe. Flights should begin over the Sector on June 26th.

For the next several weeks I am told that the flights will be high altitude tests putting the sleigh through various procedures to test flight worthiness. The sleigh will be tested both loaded and unloaded. All 12 sleighs will be in flight at various hours.

We know we will be asked if the sleigh will be visible while in flight. The answer, as always, is “maybe”. High altitude tests will make it difficult. Complicating factors will be weather, smog or smoke, cloud cover and other environmental factors. While these will be high altitude they will not necessarily be “high speed”. Those flights come much later in the test schedule.

While the sleigh is in flight we do have professional tracker elves in some locations of Sector 3. They are testing their equipment and training for flight observation as part of their work in preparing for Santa’s actual flight later this year.

The sleigh will be over Sector 3 for about a week.

Test Flights to Begin Next Week

Test Flights to Begin Next Week

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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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With the repositioning of the North Pole Navy as announced earlier Santa’s sleigh has only seen a limited number of flights so far. That is soon to change. In fact, a full schedule of test flights will begin in a 24-hour-per-day operation as soon as next week.

We are not quite ready to announce the location of where these first test flights will take place.

Right now the entire fleet of new sleighs is aboard the Snowball in the North Atlantic. The North Pole Navy has deployed the Jingle Bell to the Pacific but it is not yet in position to support flight operations. Once it anchors at an undisclosed location the sleighs and reindeer will be split between both oceans on opposite sides of the world. How that will affect the scheduling of test flights we do not yet know.

Please stand by for those details.

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