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December 24, 2005

Santa's wingmen

The Canadian Air Defence Sector Operations Centre will alert NORAD when Santa enters Canadian airspace where he will then pick up a CF-18 fighter escort. Children wishing to follow Santa's progress can call NORAD direct.

Four fighter pilots Capt. William Radiff and Lieut.-Col. Patrice Laroche, of 3 Wing Bagotville and Capt. Dave Monk and Maj. Alex Day of 4 Wing Cold Lake, are this years official escort pilots for Santa Claus while he visits Canada during his annual Christmas Eve trip around the world. Canadian fighter pilots will gather the first pictures of Santa and his sleigh as he arrives over the continent using special NORAD SantaCams mounted on their aircraft.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 24, 2005 10:07 AM

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