Advertising banners flying over the coast of South Carolina are there to stay. Some Hilton Head Island residents complained about a plane passing over the island with an advertising banner. The Island Packet reports town attorney Brian Hulbert tried to notify that plane’s owner of a 1993 law when the town banned aerial advertising. The town manager told the paper that ordinance was for “tacky or annoying” banners flying above.
The Federal Aviation Administration says there’s nothing a town can do to ban small planes from advertising banners. The ban cannot be enforced because the agency controls airspace laws, not the town. The FAA says as long as the planes are flying safely, they can travel just about wherever they want.