The Marine aviators who flew their planes in a pattern shaped like a penis in the sky will be allowed to keep flying. 

"Two Marine Corps aviators were administratively disciplined following the completion of an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding an October 23 irregular flight pattern that resulted in an obscene image,” Maj. Josef Patterson, a spokesman with the Marines, told The Marine Corps Times.

He added that the unnamed aviators would retain their wings and continue to serve.

Details regarding their punishment were not made available due to the administrative nature of the discipline, The Times reports. 


In October, the two aviators, who are with the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, in Miramar, Calif., flew their plane to generate the phallic-shaped pattern. 

The flight pattern was later picked up by radar and shared on Twitter by an aviation enthusiast using flight-tracking software. 

The Marines Corps said in November that it had temporarily banned the pair of aviators from flying as it investigated the matter. A Marine spokesman said that the pilots provided ground support during their flight ban.