The FAA has informed the Grant-Valkaria Town Council in Florida that it cannot restrict flight training operations at Valkaria Airport.
The town had asked the FAA if it could pass an ordinance that would prohibit flight training, including recurrent training, at the airport, which is owned by Brevard County, according to a report at AOPA.org. The story notes:
“The town of Grant-Valkaria has no authority to regulate air traffic,” the FAA wrote. The agency further specified that the town cannot “deny access to any aeronautical user; close the airport; designate preferential runway use; prohibit touch and goes; and prohibit aircraft run ups, among other things discussed in the ordinances.”