The US Navy have investigated a bizarre incident in which a fighter jet pilot draw a huge penis in the sky with the exhaust contrails of his plane.
The incident in 2017 became an interent sensation when the image was captured by amateur photograhers. Now more details have emerged about the story of the shocking image, after the US Navy’s official invetsigaton report has been made public.
The report, obtained by The Navy Times in a Freedom of Information request, reveals that the rude sky art was the work of two junior officers of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, created during flight practice time over the skies of north-central Washington.
The pilots created the bizarre art work as a jape, not planning on the image lingering in the sky as long as it did.
A transcript of their conversation, captured on their cockpit video recording system, makes interesting reading.
Executive Warrant Officer (EWO): “Draw a giant penis, that would be awesome.”
Pilot: “What did you do on your flight? Oh, we turned dinosaurs into sky penises.”
EWO: “You should totally try to draw a penis,”
Pilot: “I could definitely draw one, that would be easy, I could basically draw a figure eight and turn around and come back. I’m gonna go down, grab some speed and hopefully get out of the contrail layer so they’re not connected to each other.”
Pilot: “Dude, that would be so funny. Airliner’s coming back on their way into Seattle, just this big (expletive)ing, giant penis. We could almost draw a vein in the middle of it too.”
Pilot: “Balls are going to be a little lopsided,” the pilot advised.
Pilot: “Balls are complete. I just gotta navigate a little bit over here for the shaft.”
EWO: “Which way is the shaft going?”
Pilot: “The shaft will go to the left,”
EWO:“It’s gonna be a wide shaft,”
Pilot: “I don’t wanna make it just like 3 balls,”
EWO:“Let’s do it. Oh, the head of that penis is going to be thick.”
Pilot: “Some like Chinese weather satellite right now that’s like, ‘what the (expletive)?’”
According to the Navy investigation, the crude sky joke was conducted in spare flight time, after their official training had finished.
As the lieutenants did not have any previous disciplinary issues, the investigation recommended they receive “non-punitive letters of instruction.”
“While the sky writing conducted by (the lieutenants) was crude, immature, and unprofessional,” concludes the report, “ it was not premeditated or planned and not in keeping with their character demonstrated prior to the incident,” the investigator wrote.“Even so, it has caused the United States Navy severe embarrassment in the public arena and jeopardizes the strategic narrative that underpins the justification of the flight hour program.”