Sleighs Launch Over Sector 4

The Santa Tracking Map is now live as the first test flights of Santa’s sleigh are now underway over the skies of Sector 4.

These first flights are very preliminary. Test Pilots are performing light maneuvers to test the capabilities of the sleigh. Altitudes are fairly low and speeds are not aggressive. These first flights are for measuring data and sharing information with other pilots. All 12 sleighs are in the air.

For the next several days these sleighs will be kept over the inland skies of South America. We do not yet know what the flight schedule will be for the next few weeks but we may know that by Friday of this week.

At this time, we do not need tracker elf reports. However, we expect this to change perhaps by the weekend.

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Elf Tubby Ryder
Tracking Center Director -- Central & South America at the North Pole Tracking Department
Elf Tubby is well known to those familiar with North Pole flight operations, where he has served as an Associate Director Flight Director for many years. He has given Christmas Eve flight service in many places all over the world, most notably in 1994 when Santa had to move all his flight operations to the South Pole. Elf Tubby coordinated that project.

Tubby has a large family of 18 children. He, his wife Delores and children live on a converted reindeer ranch not far from town. Tubby is an avid skier and is often found on Mt. Frosty here at the North Pole after Christmas is over, where he volunteers as a Ski Patrol member. Tubby is also a master chef, having attended school in Italy many years ago.
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Elf Ulan

Thank you, Elf Tubby for sharing. I’m checking the map. I didn’t know the 12 sleighs are in the air at the same point! I think the pilots and reindeer are so excellent. I’m curious about the reports each sector are the same or different. Thank you!