US Navy pilot who drew huge penis in sky with plane is banned from flying

Alexandra Richards
The Navy Air Station has grounded the pilot in question: Anahi Torres/Twitter

The pilot who used a US Navy plane to draw a giant penis in sky-writing has been banned from flying.

Despite scores of people appeared to find the incident amusing on social media, the Navy Air Station were less impressed with the stunt.

Both the pilot and crew involved in the obscene sky-drawing have been “grounded”.

A spokesperson for the Air Station, Lieutenant Commander Leslie Hubbell, told the Daily Mail: “The actions of this aircrew were wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values.

"We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation - and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

The pilot's stunt was shared widely on social media. (@anahi_torres_)

"The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act."

When the images first appeared on social media, the air station issued a statement which read:

“We find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable."

But on Twitter, people were quick to applaud the pranksters.

Cody Ludwig wrote: “I’m actually kind of impressed the pilot was able to create that with that much accuracy and symmetry... lol”

For some, it was difficult to resist a pun.

One user wrote: “Bunch of nut jobs”

Mike Petree said: “Might be a stiff penalty headed his way.”

Others didn’t get the joke:

“I have never understood the fixation some men have with drawing penises everywhere. Very strange". Joe Allen said.

While other internet users were not impressed:

Speaking to Buzzfeed Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker said: “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."

The pilot’s identity still has not been revealed.