Aerial banner demands removal of Paterno statue
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — 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.
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 (http://bit.ly/OOZ20Z).
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.
Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com