MOONEE Valley Council has reaffirmed its position that Essendon Airport should be closed and has moved to stop plans by a private operator to run joy flights.
Aeroplane charter company Shortstop Jet Charter has applied for a noise exemption certificate to operate supersonic-capable jets from Essendon Airport.
In 2010, another company, X-Jet, also sought permission to operate vintage military jet joyflights.
That was opposed by the council but granted by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
Shortstop Jet Charter's noise exemption application to the federal Transport Minister raised the ire of the full council, which voted unanimously to reaffirm its opposition to such supersonic flights.
Such flights operate from Essendon Airport, however, aerobatic manoeuvres and high-speed runs take place above Port Phillip Bay.
Buckley ward's Cr Jan Chantry said the jets were "too noisy for a residential area".
"Residents have been through too much. We need to send a strong message that enough is enough; residents are being affected enough as it is now.
''I feel the council should make a firm decision. If we give them permission to do this it opens the gates for everyone else."
The council unanimously voted to write to Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Air Services Australia to tell them of its unchanged position in an attempt to have the application for such flights refused.
Mayor Jim Cusack said the council did not support any expansion of activities at the airport.
"The council has a long-standing position to look for a relocation of the services at the airport, which eventually leads to its closure."
CEAC spokeswoman Helen van den Berg was delighted at the council's tough stance.
"The airport needs to realise it's in a residential area; they need to relocate."
In June last year, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport granted Shortstop Jet Charter a noise exemption to operate a Polish PZL Iskra jet trainer and a World War II-era North American Harvard piston-engine trainer to engage in adventure flights and training.
Conditions attached included no low-level manoeuvres over the airfield, no aerobatics over runway approaches or residential areas, and no flights before 9am.