A pilot for the controversial airplane banner company Aerial Banners North was arrested Monday after flying over Oahu once again.
The arrest happened at Dillingham Airfield just before 1 p.m. Honolulu Police Department records indicate it was the same pilot cited on July 4, 55-year Mathew Radeck.
The reason HPD says he was arrested as opposed to given a citation was because of the fact that this is his second offense, the first being on July 4.
The controversy has been taken up a notch with strong words now being spoken by both sides.
"I think it’s a communist act, Hawaii is acting like a communist state you guys should be appalled at the Mayor for acting like this,” says Aerial Banners North Owner Robert Benyo.
“The police department is going to cite and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law,” says Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
The debate is over a Honolulu ordinance that prohibits airplane banner advertising. The company believes that this ordinance does not apply because they believe the FAA to have sole authority in regulating the skies over Hawaii.
The pilot, Matthew Radeck posted $100 bail and was released late Monday afternoon. He is scheduled to make two court appearances, the first on Aug. 5th for the previous offense and for the latest charge he will appear Aug. 26.