A helicopter pilot has caused a stir after their flight path appeared to show they'd drawn a giant penis in the skies above Malta.
If you look up, you can very often see a plane or helicopter flying overhead, though what purpose the flight has can often be a mystery to those on the ground.
As it turns out, in this case, the craft was drawing a penis for the pilot's amusement, as they know flight tracking technology will be able to see where they've been.
The skyborne penis was spotted by popular flight tracking site Flightradar24, who posted the helicopter's path on social media showing the elaborate series of loops and swoops taken to draw out the dick.
This particular penis was sketched out by Flight AS1429, which was believed to have been carried out by an AW139 helicopter.
The flight was taken over the Maltese Island of Comino, the smaller island nestled in-between Malta and Gozo, meaning the pilot will have needed some tight control of their helicopter to have sketched out a penis with such accuracy.
However, a statement from the Armed Forces of Malta appeared to deny the helicopter pilot aimed to sketch a giant phallus in the sky.
They said: "The flight tracking shown was segmented as the helicopter was flying low altitude and did not show the completed flight path."
Drawing dicks in the sky seems to be a favourite pastime of pilots with a little bit too much spare time on their hands.
There's something about being in charge of one of the most advanced and sophisticated inventions ever created, which allows humans to literally fly at great speeds, that makes one want to draw a penis in the air.
Maybe it's just human nature to find ever greater scales upon which to draw a penis, especially since flight tracking technology makes the world itself and the skies above it your canvas for phallic demonstrations.
Pilots have sky writing with their flight path down to such a fine art that, one managed to draw a couple of aerial dicks and spell out the words 'I'm bored' at the same time.
Of course, all this japery can land the pilot in hot water for using incredibly expensive equipment to draw a cock in the sky.
A US Navy pilot ended up getting grounded a few years back for using their jet to draw a skyborne penis with their trails, though plenty of people found it incredibly funny.
Just remember, next time you see a plane or helicopter in the sky, the pilot could be drawing a penis with it.
Featured Image Credit: Touch The Skies/Alamy Stock Photo/flightradar24
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