North Pole Flight Command is planning for long-range, high-speed test flights in the coming days.
For those following along via the tracker map at SantaTrackers.net you will likely see this manifest as the sleigh moves great distances each day in the near future.
These tests, while not exciting, will help improve the stability of the sleigh. The tests will experiment with load sizes, in varying weather, and at variable speeds and altitudes.
The test pilots are attempting to simulate actual flying scenarios that Santa might encounter on his own flight.
These are new tests, done at a level never tried before. Test pilots are confident these tests will yield good and useful data for Santa.