After nearly a month with a heavy test flight schedule over the skies of Sector 3 Santa’s sleigh is shifting soon to a new field of operations.
Flight Command announced this morning that the test flights of Santa’s sleigh are heading soon to Sector 1 for an extended period of time.
Sector 1 has a lot of open ocean areas. It is one of the most challenging parts of the world to fly a sleigh.
Sleighs, as you know, are primarily designed for travel in the snow and snow is impossible to find in Sector 1. Of course, Santa’s sleigh is a flying sleigh, so it’s a little different. Ocean winds and landing zones are all different. There will be a big emphasis in testing the sleigh in particular with landing capabilities.
In addition, the sleigh over the course of the next several weeks will be mapping certain areas of the sectors where it flies. The mapping part of the test flights of Santa’s sleigh is something that always requires updating. Santa likes to use photography from sleigh flights instead of satellite imaging because he can get better detail under specific weather conditions. Unlike traditional aerial mapping Santa’s need for the look of certain areas under specific weather conditions is kind of critical.
We will update you as well in the weeks to come of work being done with the North Pole Navy.