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A mystery pilot used a private plane to draw a penis over Florida

We tried really hard to cram a cockpit joke in this headline.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 13, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 7:49 am CDT

The website and app Flightradar24 lets you view air traffic in real time, which is especially helpful as a monstrous festival like South by Southwest begins. Recently, though, someone took artistic license with the flight radar for a private aircraft flying over central Florida. 

It’s not clear if the artist was making a statement about Florida’s stance on climate change, doing a little freehand drawing exercise, or if the flight path actually was penis-shaped (which would be amazing), but as someone from Florida who has spent time in the hellscape of Lakeland, I salute this American hero.  


This also isn’t the first time a dick has appeared on the radar. 

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Hopefully the Flightradar24 artist and this Nike app genius collaborate on something. 

Editor’s note: The plane is apparently registered to Orlando-based B&M Aviation LLC, and we can only hope that’s an elaborate poop joke.

H/T Mashable | Photo via Frank Boston/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2015, 1:56 pm CDT