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Pilot for aerial ad company arrested after flying over Oahu

Lynn Kawano
Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The pilot for Aerial Banners was arrested Monday following a lengthy stand-off between the company and Honolulu City officials.

At issue is the company’s practice of flying advertisements in Oahu’s airspace – a move that is prohibited by law in Hawaii.Aerial Banners maintains, it has a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration and claims changes to federal rules trump local and state laws…

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Hawaii News Now
21 July 2014

Denby Fawcett: Aerial Ads Unite Oahu Residents in Opposition

UPDATED: The Outdoor Circle, a one-time society club for women, continues to lead the fight against all sorts of billboards in Hawaii.

Denby Fawcett
Honolulu Civil Beat

Oahu residents are quick to disagree on almost any major issue from same-sex marriage to rail transit to Kakaako development.

But for the last 100 years there has been little disagreement about a central concern: the need to protect the island’s scenic beauty from businesses putting up large outdoor advertising signs…

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Honolulu Civil Beat
15 July 2014