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.
Tracker elf recruiting is showing some promising results in the early going of the 2017 Christmas season. As of December 1st, a little less that one million new tracker elves have joined the program.
“That doesn’t sound like much against the goal of five million,” said Elf Buck Sanchez, head of flight operations at the North Pole, “But we have traditionally seen a faster pace of recruiting in the last few weeks before Christmas than any other time. This is ahead of last year’s pace and we feel good about it.”
Tracker elves are stationed away from the North Pole and their purpose is to feed Flight Command — and Santa — information about specific locations on the ground. Tracking Santa for Santa is one of the reasons why Santa is able to go faster each year and deliver on time with more precision.
If you know of anyone interested in becoming an elf and working for Santa as a tracker, kindly direct them to SantaTrackers.net.
The North Pole News Department is pleased to announce the assignment of Elf Valerie C. Kent to serve as news editor at the North Pole Flight Command Center at santatracking.org.
The North Pole Flight Command Center website was recently redesigned and there are big plans for a steadier stream of news coming from this site in 2017. As such, the News Department has assigned a permanent editor.
Elf Val has worked in North Pole News for 18 years, starting as a junior writer and serving most recently as an assistant editor.
In her role at Flight Command Elf Val will focus on sharing news related to Santa’s flight, the sleigh, and, of course, Santa tracking that has grown so much in popularity.
A remote and little known place called Santa, Idaho has been selected as the location for the North Pole’s Flight Command Center for North America.
“This is the area of the world where Santa is most popular,” explained Elf Hanley Richardson, head of the committee over this year’s site selection. “We toured more than a dozen locations in Canada, Greenland, the United States and even in Bermuda before settling on Santa, Idaho.”
Last year Santa fans sought out the location in Nevada, which was located not far from Las Vegas. There were long lines for tours and fans who wanted their pictures taken with Elf Red Stocking, who was anchoring North Pole news on remote assignment from that location last year.
“We can’t afford that kind of disruption this year,” Elf Hanley said.
While he didn’t name the exact location in Santa, Idaho where the center would be there is a rumor floating around that it is in a cave.
The coastal city of San Nicholas, Peru will house the North Pole Flight Command Center for South America.
South American Santa fans will be delighted with this choice. This warm weather Christmas destination for Santa is one of his favorites. Sector 4, though smaller in area, is densely populated with Santa fans who faithfully track Santa.
For Santa, it is a challenge to deliver in this part of the world because so many stay up so late.