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Navy Apologizes for Giant Phallic Symbol in the Sky

Nov 17, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The Navy has had some explaining to do after a giant phallic symbol appeared in the sky over Okanogan County in the state of Washington, apparently drawn by a Navy pilot. BuzzFeed reports that the crew has been grounded after photos of the display made the rounds on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

The report quotes Lt. Cmdr. Leslie Hubbell saying: “The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act.”

In a separate statement, the Navy said: “We hold our aircrews to the highest standards, and we do find this absolutely unacceptable.” The Navy also said: “There was zero training value in that maneuver and we’re holding the crew accountable.”

The report quotes Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker of the Naval Air Forces saying: “The American people rightfully expect that those who wear the Wings of Gold exhibit a level of maturity commensurate with the missions and aircraft with which they’ve been entrusted. Naval aviation continually strives to foster an environment of dignity and respect. Sophomoric and immature antics of a sexual nature have no place in Naval aviation today.”

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5 Comments

  1. When taking their commitment to defending our country into acc, this ain’t a big deal

  2. I didn’t realize that the Navy had sky writing capabilities. The Navy brass had to react like they were upset but I bet in their heart they wished they had thought of doing it. GO NAVY.

  3. You have to give the pilot credit for creativity. Never seen anything that complex in an air show.

  4. There is no longer any room in America for a sense of humor.

  5. Most modern jet powered aircraft can do “sky writing” as long as the pilot is creative and stays within the safe operating limits of the aircraft. Many years ago I left the “Hawaiian Good Luck Sign” over Plainview, TX after getting nailed in a Texas DPS speed trap that only targeted out of state cars.
    “Sky Writing” can be accomplished with the creative use of the “Emergency fuel dump switch” found on almost all military aircraft.

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