No yoke: 'Bored' Aussie test pilot passes time in the cockpit by drawing massive knobs in the air | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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An Australian pilot has earned his coveted Register wings by telling the world how boring flying can be through the medium of flight trackers.

According to Adelaide publication The Advertiser, the pilot had been tasked with running in a new engine for a single-engined aircraft to be used for instructional duties. The job entails flying at a particular power setting for a few hours to qualify the machine. It is, as the flier makes clear, a bit boring.

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The pilot took off from Parafield airport in Salisbury, Australia, at 08:53 local time* and returned at 11:57, having maintained a steady-ish speed of around 132 mph.

The return was 40 minutes later than scheduled, presumably because he was carving graffiti into FlightAware's database.

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As well as writing "I'm bored" in the skies, the pilot also drew what the Aussie publication described with unfamiliar restraint as "some intriguing, somewhat phallic symbols".

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