Flight plans for Santa’s Christmas flight are being reviewed at the North Pole. In fact, Mrs. Claus herself has been one of those reviewing the plans.
There is a reason they call it the Tracking Department. Even though Santa’s flight is tracked there is little actual planning of Santa’s flight that takes place. That is because Santa likes to go at his in pace in his own way.
In fact, Santa never takes the same path twice as he makes his way around the world.
Santa always listens very politely to the flight engineers at the North Pole. They gather weather information, air traffic information, ground information and other such sources of information and they give Santa a suggested way to go.
But he never does.
Sometimes Santa just barrels into the areas where the weather is the worst or the conditions for flight aren’t all that great. When we say that Santa is on “a mission” what we mean is that Santa knows exactly where he wants to go and when he wants to get there.
So all the flight plans in the world at the Flight Command Center do not matter — at least to Santa.
Now, for all the OTHER flights that happen at the North Pole. Well, those are planned down to the second and every sleigh pilot has to follow them.
Santa Trackers will now have one more resource for getting news and information from the North Pole in the lead up to Christmas: their own radio show.
In cooperation with the News Department at the North Pole, the Tracking Department will utilize the days before Christmas to share instruction, training and information to millions of Santa Trackers around the world by way of the North Pole radio station known as Kringle Radio.
“This improves our reach” said Elf Roger Star, International Head of Santa Trackers for Santa. “With Kringle Radio we will be able to reach more trackers in diverse places than ever before.”
Experts estimate that Santa will have more than 10 million certified Santa trackers world wide if recruiting goals are met via SantaTrackers.net.
Details for the radio show are pending, but it is assumed that it will happen before the annual 50-hour live radio news broadcast from Kringle Radio that tells the story of Santa as he makes his way around the world.
Sleigh technology has come a long way. Now they are experimenting with digital sleigh bells on Santa’s sleigh.
Real sleigh bells are very problematic for North Pole flight engineers. They are beautiful but they freeze up in cold weather and bugs get trapped inside of them by the time Santa gets back from a long ride.
So flight engineers have been messing around with digital sleigh bells.
We’ve heard these bells and they sound like the real deal.
They play in all weather. The sound of them can be adjusted. And they can be build right into the sleigh itself.
They are being tested because the real fear is that none of the animals are going to like them. Reindeer especially are sensitive to bells and will answer to them if they are properly tuned.
Sleigh Pilot Flight Training continues after seeing better than 2000 elves sign up since September. Today the flight school welcomed one very surprise student — Mrs. Claus!
She showed up in a pink flight suit and has been all business. She is devoting every day for the rest of this work week to attending flight training school and hopes to hit the skies in a sleigh as the pilot either Friday or Monday, if she is ready.
The North Pole has been pushing to have more trained sleigh pilots available for one simple reason: Santa built thousands of sleighs over the summer months and they will do absolutely no good to anyone on Christmas Eve unless Santa has people to drive them. Now it appears Mrs. Claus wants to be one of them.
What Mrs. Claus plans to do with her flight training is really unknown. Santa has not informed the tracking department in any way to indicate that Mrs. Claus will be used in Operation Merry Christmas.
Santa set a goal of five million new tracker elf sign ups this year and we are off to a fantastic start.
The last known figure was just over one million since the goal was announced last month.
The information for becoming an elf tracking Santa for Santa can be found at SantaTrackers.net.
“It grows like a snowball rolling down-hill,” said Elf Crash Murphy. “All it takes is for one friend to tell another friend and each person doing that a few times and we’ll get to that 5 million person goal.”
Santa Trackers are receiving daily training information at SantaTrackers.net and by the time Christmas rolls around and Santa flies he will be backed by millions of American supporters alone.