The United States Navy have disciplined two pilots who drew a giant penis in the skies above Washington State.
Shocked residents could not believe what they were seeing as the two unidentified pilots of the EA-18G Growler outlined the offensive image above them.
Audio from the cockpit reveals how the Navy officers laughed as they boasted about how it would be “so easy” to draw the huge penis.
An official investigation into the incident found that the pilots did not think their handiwork would be noticed, believing it would quickly disappear into the clouds.
But after unsuccessfully trying to fly over the contrails, they were forced to land and refuel - and pictures had already been posted online.
The Navy Times has now revealed that the pair were disciplined for their actions - but continue in their posts.
An investigator wrote: “While the sky writing conducted by (the lieutenants) was crude, immature, and unprofessional, it was not premeditated or planned and not in keeping with their character demonstrated prior to the incident.
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“Even so, it has caused the United States Navy severe embarrassment in the public arena and jeopardises the strategic narrative that underpins the justification of the flight hour program.”
The pair received “non-punitive letters of instruction” as the investigator concluded that “this is not a mistake they will repeat”.
The investigator added: “Minus the current circumstances, they have never given me a reason to doubt their trustworthiness or their resolve to be officers in the Navy.”