Just a question to anyone who may know the answer. I live near Moffett Field in the Bay Area near SJC. I notice quite a bit of fighter jets operating into and out of Moffett, particularly on weekends. The majority of times they are F-18s. They are great to watch as they zoom over and then come back around to land after performing the tactical overhead at Moffett.
My question is, are these aircraft operated by Navy pilots who have family in the Bay Area and are on a weekend pass or something like that and are visiting the area. I figure the aircraft are probably from Lemoore NAS which is in the Central Valley. Could be some other location, maybe Miramar or Fallon.
Any info would be helpful. I know that the only aircraft based at Moffett (which used to be a NAS, but is now just a Federal Airfield) are C-130s and some helicopters. And of course some NASA aircraft.