Navy aviator artist makes a...ah…point, of sorts

Bad pilot! Bad pilot!

Is it a figure 8? A bow tie? No, it’s… ... part of an erotic air art piece fashioned from a combination of jet exhaust contrail and several G forces.
One Facebook poster termed the aerial display “the most monumental thing to happen in Omak.”

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The sky above the Okanogan Military Operating Area (MOA) was a cloudless blue canvas last Thursday, Nov. 16. And wherever one finds a blank backdrop, be it sidewalk, building wall, rail car or patch of sky, an inspired artist is often not far away.
This particular painter was behind the controls of a two-person EA-18G Growler jet, part of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Oak Harbor.
The objet d’art of questionable taste, which will remain unnamed here, drew mixed responses from ground observers, ranging from the humorous to the displeased. And it wasn’t long before phones were ringing and the internet streaming with opinions and images from those who witnessed the creation.
One Facebook poster termed the aerial display “the most monumental thing to happen in Omak.”
While some may take issue with that assessment, the reaction of Navy brass was more subdued, and promised hell to pay for the aerial prankster.
“We will hold those responsible accountable for their actions,” an official Navy statement read. “The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value.”
While the Navy conducts an investigation into the incident, the aircrew responsible has reportedly been grounded. Further disciplinary action is unknown at this writing. However, if the punishment rendered is in proportion to the art piece, the guilty parties may possibly be cleaning latrines.  
 

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