FRUSTRATED WITH BEING RE-ROUTED, A LUFTHANSA PILOT DREW A GIANT SKY-PENIS OFF OF SICILY
So the title of this piece kind of says it all. First you have the word, frustrated, then pilot, then the words “sky penis.” It seems that air travel is frustrating for both passengers and airline staff, on the ground as well as in the air. This Lufthansa flight was flying from Frankfurt to Sicily on July 28th and all seemed to be going fine. But then the pilot received word that he needed to land in Malta instead. And, well, that frustrated him. So much so, that (presumably) he spent 16 minutes creating the sky penis with 15 miles of radar lines.
WAS THE SKUY PENIS AN INTENTIONAL ROUTE, OR WAS THIS JUST A GIANT PHALLIC COINCIDENCE?
The next thing that says it all is how officials aren’t sure that the shape was intentional, or merely coincidence. But the image is pretty clear, as any 6th grade teacher can attest to. The image above comes from the flight-tracking data from Flightradar24, and I would have to say that it would be some coincidence indeed if somehow this pilot managed to make those precise shapes in the process of diverting just a few degrees from Sicily to Malta. One could say that his navigation was cockamamie. But that might be a mouthful for some.
THE GIANT SKY PENIS HAS BEEN USED AT LEAST TWICE BY MILITARY PILOTS IN THE PAST YEAR
But here’s where the question of intentionality gets even more moot. There’s just a wee tad of precedent when it comes to airplane pilots drawing the odd sky penis here and there. In just the last year, there have been (at least) two other phalluses in the sky involving military pilots. Earlier in 2023 a Maltese Armed Forces helicopter pilot drew a sky penis over Malta. And last year, a US Air Force refueling plane drew a sky penis near a city in Syria (and a Russian navel base).
Coincidence? Or just be sure to fly the giant, sky penis friendly skies?