Just in time for the holidays, an aviation-themed novelty website is selling a Christmas ornament based on the time two naval aviators drew a penis in the sky.
On Nov. 16, naval aviators in an EA-18G Growler drew a penis in the sky over Okanogan County, Wash., to the delight of social media and the chagrin of Navy officials.
After people on the ground posted images to Instagram and Twitter of the event, Navy leaders grounded the two officers involved and apologized to all who were offended. A YouTube user later posted video of the stunt.
"Bring some Holiday Cheer with PLANEFORM custom Christmas Ornaments — this wood ornament is exactly what it looks like," according to a listing on the PLANEFORM website. "Precisely laser cut using our Epilog CNC Laser, you'll get an amazingly accurate depiction of the most ridiculous moment in aviation for all of 2017."
The ornament is advertised as the "EA-18G Growler Sky 'Art' Christmas Ornament," and can be purchased for $5.
The aviators belong to Electronic Attack Squadron 130, based on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
"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," Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Naval Air Forces commander, said on Nov. 17. "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. We will investigate this incident to get all the facts and act accordingly."
PLANEFORM bills itself as a site to purchase "highly accurate aviation and military-themed art and novelty items."