Talk about bad timing.
Amid the furor of sexual allegations against powerful men and the #metoo campaign, a flight crew aboard a U.S. military plane allegedly drew male genitalia with their jet trails in the skies over Okanogan, a tiny town in central Washington.
“Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County,” KREM2-TV reported.
In a statement to KREM 2 News navy officials said, “The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable.”
KREM 2 spoke to the Federal Aviation Administration to get some information about who may have made the drawings. FAA officials said unless the act poses a safety risk, there is nothing they can do about. The official said they “cannot police morality.”
The Spokesman-Review reported that residents saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon Thursday.
Images of the drawing were quickly posted to social media, residents said, and sent around town through text message. …
Ramone Duran said he was running errands when he looked up and saw what he thought looked like the start of someone trying to draw a male member with jet contrails.
About five minutes later, Duran said, the drawing was complete.
“After it made the circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing,” Duran said. “It was pretty funny to see that. You don’t expect to see something like that.”
Misty Waugh, a server and bartender at The Club, said she wasn’t aware of the drawing until her 12-year-old son texted her a picture.
“I thought it was pretty funny, and so did he” she said. “A lot of people have been talking about it.”