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.