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Santa’s 4 Wing helpers

December 18, 2018 at 10:32 am

submitted Major Kevin “Jodie” Foster is the Deputy Commanding Officer of, and a CF-18 pilot with, 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron. He is from Calgary, Alberta and has been a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for nearly 15 years. During that time he has also been a CF-18 pilot with 425e appui tactique de chasse in Bagotville, Quebec, and a CT-155 Instructor Pilot with 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta. HeRead More

Cpl Ian Thompson, 4 Wing Imaging 
A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet launches from the inner runway.

Q Duty – the ultimate hurry up and wait

September 4, 2018 at 7:39 am

Chris Thatcher What does it take to man the Q, more formally known to CF-188 Hornet pilots as the NORAD quick reaction alert? Lots of coffee. It is probably the most important mission of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), defending and deterring threats from Canadian sovereign airspace. Though much of how it is conducted is highly classified, pilots and support personnel from 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) were willing to share a little aboutRead More

Air Show 2018 Performers Schedule

Air Show 2018 Performers Schedule

July 17, 2018 at 10:07 am
401 Squadron will fly alongside Santa on Christmas Eve
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, Wing Imaging

Canadian NORAD Region announces Santa’s escort pilots, maintainers and trackers

December 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Royal Canadian Air Force The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) marks its 62nd year of tracking Santa Claus’s yuletide journey from the North Pole with the naming of its escort pilots, maintainers and tracking crews for the high-profile assignment. LCol Forrest Rock and Capt Kevin Mittleholtz are Santa’s escort pilots from 4 Wing Cold Lake. Cpl Kevin Richmon and Avr Gillian Lavoie are the maintainers supporting them. All are members of 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron. CaptRead More

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

December 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm

NORAD The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website,, launched on December 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Apple and Google Play stores, so parentsRead More