PHOTO: A Piper Arrow aircraft. (photo via Flickr/wiltshirespotter)
Wearing pink or growing a mustache are perhaps the most common (and acceptable?) ways to raise awareness for a good cause. But it turns out there are other ways to get people's attention.
Pilot and advertising agency owner Vaughn Davis flew a penis-shaped path above Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday to promote awareness for testicular cancer.
While it's been done before, future flight artists will have a tough time topping Davis' jewel. According to Stuff.co.nz, Davis flew his four-seat Piper Arrow 31 miles to create the crude radar image.
As one might expect, the path required some intense planning and permission from Whenuapai's military control tower to enter restricted airspace.
"I spent about 30 minutes on top of my usual pre-flight planning identifying a route that would give the desired result," Davis told Stuff. "As my flight was tracked continuously by radar I had to make sure that I kept precisely to the planned track, any deviation would have shown up in the finished image."
Saturday's unique flight wasn't the first for Davis, however. Testicular Cancer NZ first reached out to him after he "accidentally" flew a phallic path back in October.
With his masterpiece crafted, Davis told Stuff that he currently has no plans to create any more raunchy flight paths.
Davis' feat coincides with Testicular Cancer Awareness month, as well as the launch of Testicular Cancer NZ's new website GoBallsOut.org.nz, which challenges men to create penis-shaped paths while they exercise.
Unfortunately, Davis appears to have set the bar pretty high.