We covered this 2 years ago. Incase you’ve been on the edge of your seat, wondering whatever happened to the pilot, here’s the story –
It wasn’t a bird and it wasn’t a plane—it was male genitalia, and Navy Times has gotten to the bottom of it. We already knew that a Navy aircraft drew the obscene skywriting over Washington state in 2017, but details remained scant. According to a newly released report, a shy, introverted pilot was persuaded by his cockpit partner to draw the phallic image during a standard 90-minute training flight over Okanogan County. “My initial reaction was no, bad,” the pilot wrote afterward. “But for some reason still unknown to me, I eventually decided to do it.” Seems it all began when the electronic warfare officer, or EWO, stumbled on the idea. “Draw a giant penis,” he said, per the report. “That would be awesome.”
“I could definitely draw one, that would be easy,” said the EA-18G Growler pilot. “I could basically draw a figure eight and turn around and come back.” So he drew the testes (“Balls are going to be a little lopsided,” he warned) and discussed the shape of the head and shaft with the EWO as the contrail drawing ensued. Praise came in from their partner jet: “Your artwork is amazing,” radioed the other EWO. But at ground level, an Okanogan mom complained to KREM that she might have to explain the artwork to her young child.