Citations continue for Aerial Banner AdvertisementUPDATED 9:43 PM HST Jul 08, 2014Video Transcript
Police have issued a citation to the pilot. The mayor has voiced his objection. But the company towing those aerial advertisements over Oahu says it will continue to fly. KITV 4's Pete Caggiano has tonight's update. 01 18-21 45 53 106 Kirk Caldwell Mayor 20:07-20:14 WE'LL CONTINUE TO SITE EVERY SINGLE TIME THIS PILOT OR WHOEVER IS FLYING AERIAL BANNERS GOES UP THEY WILL BE SITED REPEATEDLY. Mayor Caldwell getting tough on what some consider an unwelcome sight, aerial banners. But today an attorney for Aerial Banners North strikes back saying the company is doing nothing wrong. Michael McAllister IT'S OUR POSITION THAT AERIAL BANNERS IS OUT THERE FLYING LEGALLY PURSUIT TO IT'S LETTER OF AUTHORIZATIO N There are plenty of legal documents, emails and regulations being thrown back and forth ... but the crux of the debate is who controls the skies above Hawaii. The FAA alone ... or does local government have a say. The companies attorney believes ... Michael McAllister 14.28 14.36 THAT THE FAA HAS SOLE JURISDICATION ON WHO CAN FLY IN THE AIRSPACE. SO AERIAL BANNERS IS AUTHORIZED TO TOW BANNERS AND FLY WITHIN THE AIRSPACE AND IT'S PROPER FOR THEM TO DO SO 11:27-11:35 Stand up THE LOCAL RESIDENTS I TALKED TO DON'T WANT PLANES DRAGGING BANNERS DISTRACTING FROM THE LOCAL SCENERY EVELYN GABAON 08.59-9:11 I DON'T LIKE IT I'VE SEEN SOME FLYING AROUND AND IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE FLYING AROUND HAWAII THAT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA Linda Albert 03.03-03.12 NO IT'S NOT OK I'D RATHER BE NO FLYING CLEAR CLEAR SKY So for now we have a battle. On one side local government, local residents and on the other a mainland company looking for new business. It's a battle that may eventually be decided in a courtroom. Michael McAllister 15:51-16:04 THEIR TRYING TO BE CONSIDERATE OF THE COMMUNITY HERE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY LISTENING TO FEEDBACK WHAT PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE SKY THE ROLL OUT WILL BE SLOW AND CONSIDERATE BUT DEFINITELY THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO STOP FLYING Unwelcome news to some local residents. EVELYN GABAON 09:15-19 "KEEP HAWAII HAWAII IT'S PARADISE" McAllister says the FAA has given the company a waiver allowing it to advertise in island skies. But the FAA told KITV4 News today that the waiver does not supercede state or local laws. And Mayor Caldwell says a law exists banning such flights.