The largest class of sleigh traffic controllers ever assembled is meeting this week and next at North Pole Flight Command. More than 700 elves are now in training to become sleigh traffic controllers.
Why the big need for more sleigh traffic controllers?
Rumors in recent weeks of larger regional tracking centers that are established before Santa takes flight every year is mentioned as the most common reason for the need. But we have also heard that ships of the North Pole Navy will expanding their tracking capabilities, too.
Classroom-training includes simulators and lectures that will last for at least the next three months. Once that portion of the training is complete new sleigh traffic controllers will be stationed in various parts of the world to use the test-flight season in real-time training.
North Pole Flight Command is not saying why this large number of new sleigh traffic controllers are needed at this time. Last year’s flight by Santa’s sleigh was nearly flawless and there was no need expressed for more sleigh traffic assets at that time.
Clearly, something has changed – or is about to.