The test flights of Santa’s sleigh head into October by shifting operations over the Atlantic ocean and other areas over water “for an extended period of time”.
The purpose of these flights will be to test emergency systems on the sleigh, coordination with the North Pole Navy, test landings on ships and islands, and to map changes in coastlines in both Sectors 3 and 5.
That means Santa’s sleigh will largely be out-of-sight for most land-based trackers.
Analysts in flight command say that there may be brief periods of time where Santa’s sleigh could be seen from the east coasts of Canada, the United States, Brazil or even from the islands of the Caribbean for the next few weeks.
It is anticipated these flights will concentrate on water-related flight operations and may take up to three weeks to complete.