Last fall the North Pole recruited elves to work as sleigh pilots and ever since Flight School at the North Pole has been working non-stop to get them trained.
Now the training has stopped. Not because the pilots are all trained but because so many of the trainees are sick with the Bah Humbug virus.
We do not know yet the purpose of all the sleighs built over the summer or really even the need for more sleigh pilots. Mrs. Claus says Santa has a “wise purpose” in mind for them but these are all elves with other jobs already at the North Pole.
So it is not clear if they will be needed this Christmas or not.