Some might have seen it as a naughty and harmless stunt, but for the higherups in the military, it was unacceptable and crude.
The punishment made by the Navy’s Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker has been issued, but the public has not been made aware of the reprimand details, reports Newsweek. What the world has since learned is that two U.S. Navy aviators were responsible for leaving behind a giant phallus symbol in the skies near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington last month.
The male pilot, his backseat aviator (both unnamed) and the fighter jet aircrew from the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 were grounded following the vulgar incident.
The sky drawing was achieved in a condensed air trail and photographed by the locals, and within moments, had been seen through digital media around the world. Social media sites like Twitter were having a field day with the sophomoric stunt and showing it off to the global audience. The military was disgusted by the image, saying that the action by the crew was “wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values.”
Two girls in a car nearby happened to record the naughty sky drawing as it was being created and posted it to YouTube. They giggled uncontrollably when they saw what the image had taken form in.
The jokester pair have been able to retain their status as aviators, but it is unclear whether the soldiers were fined, etc. In addition, the command investigation continues into the Carrier Air Wing 3, the squadron’s operational command, according to authorities.
It was only a matter of time before clever folks would try and capitalize on the “cocky” airmen and their “cocky” air trail drawing.
For $10, one can purchase a Christmas ornament for the holiday tree that depicts the penis in the sky drawing at Planeform.com. There’s only one little problem at the moment; the Christmas ornament has already sold out. It’s not known if the company will issue more Navy phallus sky art ornaments before the holiday.
The ornament is called the “EA-18G Growler Sky ‘Art’ Christmas Ornament.”