Municipal governments keep coming up with new ways to try and impede activity at their local airports and the burghers of Grant-Valkaria in Brevard County, Fla. have come up with a novel approach to pressuring a local field. The town council will consider a resolution on Monday that would outlaw flight training, including recurrent training, at Valkaria Airport (X59). The ban comes in the form of a zoning amendment that's bound to catch the attention of the FAA, since the airport has received federal funding and the agency frowns on limiting aeronautical activity at such facilities.
Correspondents to AVweb claim the town council is aware of the fight they will have on their hands but believe the threat of the ban will be enough to make aircraft owners find greener pastures for their passion. Meanwhile, local pilots are being urged to attend the meeting at the Town Hall on Monday to let their elected officials know their opinions.