It doesn’t matter whether you’re naughty or nice — everyone wants to know what time Santa will be arriving in Lake Oswego on Saturday night. Fortunately, the Oregon Air National Guard will be on high alert again this Christmas Eve, working with the U.S. Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command to monitor the skies and track St. Nick’s annual flight around the world.
“It is not uncommon for our pilots to fly alongside St. Nick,” said Col. Duke A. Pirak, commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing. “He expects to see us, and the reindeer have become quite accustomed to flying in formation with our F15s.”
Here are some links to help you track Santa, too:
• For the official Santa tracker, visit www.noradsanta.org. On Saturday, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight and NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations.
• Trackers worldwide can also speak with a live phone operator to ask about Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723), or by sending an email to email@example.com.
• To see background information from NORAD/NORTHCOM on Santa’s annual flight around the world, visit www.norad.mil/AboutNORAD/NORADTracksSanta.aspx.
• Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can count down the minutes until Santa’s launch on their smart phones and tablets.
• Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Santa followers just need to type “@noradsanta” into each search engine to get started.
• And anytime on Dec. 24, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana for Santa’s location, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.