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RCAF Special Escort

Don Hudson

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Some of you here may know Captain Bryon Mask, a retired A320 captain with a long history as an expert flight safety specialist. He sent me a link to the following - just a great story:

Santa's escort pilots are ready to goDec. 15, 2011

LCol Christopher Hamilton and Capt Corey Mask will escort Santa Claus when he arrives in western Canada.

From Canadian NORAD Region

With Christmas rapidly approaching, the Canadian NORAD Region has finalized plans to track and escort Santa Claus during his visits to Canada with the selection of four CF-18 fighter pilots who will act as Santa's official escorts.

First to welcome Santa will be pilots Captains Gregory Myers and Aaron Dhillon of 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron who will launch from 3 Wing Bagotville, Que., as the sleigh approaches Canadian airspace. Taking over escort duties as Santa makes his way into western Canada will be the commanding officer of 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Hamilton; his wingman for this mission will be Captain Corey Mask of 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta.

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Merry Christmas!



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