Naval pilots can be “cocky”: U.S. jet fighter pilot draws phallic symbol in the sky

Skywriting is fun, and skydrawing even more so, but when a Navy jet suddenly decides to skydraw a lewd and obscene image over public airspace, it makes for great news and a whole lot of trouble for the people involved.

The U.S. Navy came out today apologizing for an EA-18G Growler jet fighter making just such a drawing above Okanogan, about 200 miles from Seattle, Washington.

A giant image of a penis drawn by a U.S. Navy air crew with the exhaust of an advanced fighter jet is seen in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state, U.S., November 16, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. INSTAGRAM @RREED.69/Social media/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TEMPLATE OUT.

The phallic skydrawing was made from the condensed air trail that a jet plane leaves behind, and the Navy is going to investigate the incident and the crew members of the errant craft.

According to a statement by Michael Welding, base public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington:

“The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable.”

So Navy pilots do have a sense of humor. I thought that was just Top Gun.

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