Phallic flight for cancer
A pilot took a penis-shaped flightpath over Auckland on Saturday in the name of cancer awareness.
The 50-kilometre stunt aimed to raise awareness about testicular cancer prevention through the launch of a new website goballsout.org.nz which went live on Monday morning.
The site encourages people to use their exercise tracking apps to create phallic ‘‘masterpieces’’.
Vaughn Davis, the owner of advertising agency The Goat Farm, was behind the penis outline in the skies above Auckland.
Davis said Testicular Cancer NZ had seen him create an accidental penis during a flight in Wellington in October and asked if he could improve on it.
Davis created the phallic flight path by following a carefully planned GPS route in his four-seat Piper Arrow aircraft.
He had to get clearance from Whenuapai’s military control tower to enter restricted airspace to complete the picture and there was no room for mistakes.
‘‘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.’’
The route went from above Orewa down to Piha, over part of the Tasman Sea and then back in from Muriwai.
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month.