CF-18s buzz across Oshawa during training exercises on Wednesday

Residents of Oshawa were in for a treat if they looked to the skies on Wednesday afternoon, as the Canadian Forces jets flew across the city, performing military exercises.

For a couple of hours, the CF-18 Hornets buzzed around the skies of the city, undertaking a number of approaches to Oshawa airport, but did not land. The exercises, based out of CFB-Trenton, happen a couple of times a year, and are designed to allow the pilots to familiarize themselves with the area in the event that they are needed.

Some concerned residents contacted the local airport to ensure that everything was okay, as they found themselves startled by the loud sounds of the jets, but most citizens who happened to see the jets looked on with curiosity, causing many to grab their cameras or phones to try and catch the action for themselves.

Our resident photo-wizard Colin Williamson did not miss out, sending in some fantastic photos of the CF-18s at work. For the full experience, be sure to cue up Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” while viewing.

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FEATURED PHOTO: Colin Williamson captured some amazing photos of the CF-18s flying low over Oshawa on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Photo: Colin Williamson)

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