Latest News from North Pole Flight Command

North Pole Flight Command is one very busy place. Each year they build Santa’s sleigh, they test fly it for months, then they launch Santa. But even then their work is not done.

Once Santa is in flight thousands of other sleighs are launched in support of Santa. These sleighs serve many useful purposes.

Some are cargo carriers, keeping Santa supplied with all he needs on his flight (he’s got to keep his sack FULL). Other sleighs are scouts, checking out for weather and obstacles in Santa’s way. Some sleighs carry elves who do repairs or provide support for the reindeer. It takes a lot of sleighs to get Santa around the world!

The North Pole Flight Command Center is where all of that is coordinated. They keep a world map that is updated constantly — even with test flight data. When Santa wants to send a message to folks – such as a Christmas Eve bedtime advisory — it flows through North Pole Flight Command. This is their latest news:

  • Tracking Santa by Text
    by Elf Meg Nogg on November 21, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Tracking Santa by text will again be made available thanks to services provided by the North Pole Post Office via  This new feature allows believers, fans and trackers of Santa Claus to better access breaking news of Santa’s […]

  • Thanksgiving Break Scheduled for Test Flights
    by Elf Meg Nogg on November 20, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Thanksgiving is a major celebration at the North Pole and all personnel associated with the test flights of Santa’s sleigh are coming home to take a break and celebrate the day. This happened at Halloween as well. All test pilots, reindeer, […]

  • Bedtime Advisories Will Be Different This Year
    by Elf Meg Nogg on November 16, 2022 at 2:20 am

    The past several years, as Santa has worked to improve on his performance record, he has arrived increasingly earlier than ever before. Many years ago, to help let believers know he was close by on Christmas Eve, Santa started sending out “bedtime […]

  • Test Flights Begin Again
    by Elf Meg Nogg on November 1, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Version 8 of Santa’s Sleigh will head into Sector 5 direct from the North Pole this morning. It is not known how long the sleigh will be in Sector 5 or where precisely it is headed. We are not even sure how long Version 8 of this year’s sleigh […]

  • Halloween Break Ordered for Pilots and Reindeer
    by Elf Meg Nogg on October 27, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    A break for all test pilots and reindeer working the test flight teams has been ordered. Starting tomorrow, October 28th, teams will be returning to the North Pole for the break. After the North Pole Halloween Party scheduled for October 31st the […]

  • New Sleigh Headed to Sector 1
    by Elf Meg Nogg on October 23, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Yet another new design version of Santa’s sleigh has been sent to Sector 1. Today, Sunday October 23rd, is a rare day off in the flight schedule. Pilots, reindeer and flight crew are in the Philippines taking a day off while the new sleigh version […]

  • An Unusual Assignment for Two of Santa’s Reindeer
    by Elf Meg Nogg on October 14, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Dasher and Prancer, two of Santa’s elite A-team of reindeer, have been assigned duty with the test flight team, presently working over the skies of Sector 2 in Asia. It has been decades since the test flight team has seen any of Santa’s starting […]

  • Trackers Pass 1 Million Reports
    by Elf Meg Nogg on October 11, 2022 at 6:10 am

    Santa stunned the world at a press conference this year by announcing there would be no new recruiting goal for tracker elves. The focus would instead shift to the number of tracker reports filed this year in helping Santa track Santa for Santa. The […]

  • Another New Sleigh Ordered
    by Elf Meg Nogg on October 5, 2022 at 1:15 am

    The test flights of Santa’s sleigh are not yet transitioned to Sector 2 and already a redesign has been ordered. Version 5 just did not last long. Again, this is not unusual. As we have said before, the sleigh can be revised as many as 12 times […]

  • Sleigh Fails in Heavy Weather
    by Elf Meg Nogg on September 29, 2022 at 2:55 am

    It has been a rough year testing the new design of Santa’s sleigh. Today Santa’s Sleigh has been in the hurricane zone of the southeast of the United States, where Hurricane Ian has made landfall in Florida. It was planned for the sleigh to be […]

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