An F-5 near Crocker Mountain. Photo by Trent Saxton

F5s in flight near Lake Davis

UPDATE: Yesterday, these planes were identified as F-18s, but an astute reader observed: I believe these are not F18 hornets but F5s. The horizontal stabilizers at the rear on an F-18 are swept back and extend beyond the exhaust nozzles of the engines. On the F5 the horizontal stabilizers are perpendicular to the fuselage at the rear and do not extend beyond the exhaust nozzles of the engines.

Original story: Lake Davis resident Trent Saxton took photos of three F-18 Hornets, which he described as “chasing each other West face of Crocker Mountain” today. The photos were taken taken from his deck above Lake Davis just after noon on Feb. 22.

Photo by Trent Saxton

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