If approved by city council Aug. 14, residents in Chelmsford will be seeing people parachuting into Edna Street over three days later this month.
Skydive Petawawa, based in Pembroke, is planning a skydiving event consisting of tandem jumps on August 24-26, on private property at 3469 Edna St.
“The property owner has provided Skydive Petawawa with permission to hold the event on their property,” says a staff report on the plan.
Canadian aviation requires municipalities to be informed and have no objections when someone wants to parachute into a built-up area or an open-air assembly of persons.
“Skydive Petawawa is therefore seeking a declaration of non-objection from the City of Greater Sudbury in order to obtain a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada,” the report says. “Transport Canada is the entity that ultimately approves these activities and is granted by way of a Special Flight Operations Certificate.”
The company offers training and parachute jumps in Pembroke, but the report doesn't say what they have planned for August. A message sent to Skydive Petawawa seeking details wasn't immediately returned.