Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Aerial Banner Threatens Removal Of Paterno Statue [VIDEO]

A company that’s towing a banner over Penn State demanding the removal of a Joe Paterno statue has a history of controversy, according to aviation records.

Penn State banner
Banner pulled by plane demanding Penn State remove Joe Paterno statue. (Twitter)

A plane licensed to Air America Aerial Ads of Genoa, Ohio, flew over State College on Wednesday with a banner saying “Take the statue down or we will,” according to the Centre Daily Times.

PREVIOUS: Penn State Child Abuse Case

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded a plane from the same company after it towed banners taunting Tiger Woods during the 2010 Masters golf tournament.

A report last week concluded that Paterno helped cover up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

A man who answered the phone at Air America declined to give his name or identify who paid for the flight, but he says they believe in free speech.


(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.