WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – For those wondering when Santa Claus will make his visit to Wyoming, the exact time will be pinpointed by the people who monitor airspace safety over the United States and Canada. In fact, Santa will receive a military escort when he arrives over the U.S.
North American Air Defense Command, called NORAD, has been tracking Santa's sleigh ride by radar for more than 50 years. NORAD's Lt. Stacy Knott says this year, fighter pilots are standing by for a special mission.
Lt. Knott says everyone is welcome to watch Santa's journey via radar images on their website, NORADSanta.org, or call the tracking hotline for updates on his location by calling 877-HI-NORAD (877-446-6723)
And Lt. Knott offers this advice to those staying up late Christmas Eve.
Lt. Knott says more than 1,200 uniformed personnel and civilians volunteer their time each year to answer thousands of phone calls and e-mails that pour in from around the world on Christmas Eve.