Oh, the massive sky dong? Contrails from 'standard' F-35 training, US Air Force insists

Nothing to see here, pervs – it is all in your mind

F-35

Attempts by the US Air Force to keep up with its Navy pilot rivals in the fine art of contrail cock drawing is nothing of the sort, according to service flacks.

This latest sky knob was the work of F-35 pilots flying from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, and images quickly circulated online after it appeared on Tuesday.

But a public affairs officer assured the Air Force Times that the cocky contrail was simply the result of a completely innocent bit of dogfighting practice.

The statement said the F-35s were conducting standard fighter manoeuvres.

"We've seen the photos that have been circulating online from Tuesday afternoon," Major Rebecca Heyse, chief of public affairs for the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, told the news site. "56th Fighter Wing senior leadership reviewed the training tapes from the flight and confirmed that F-35s conducting standard fighter training maneuvers Tuesday afternoon in the Gladden and Bagdad military operating airspace resulted in the creation of the contrails. There was no nefarious or inappropriate behavior during the training flight."

The world's most expensive weapon is currently being tested, having suffered a series of delays and problems. ®

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