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How cool would it be to see skydivers float into Chelmsford?

Parachuting company applies for permission for three-day event in late August
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If approved by city council Aug. 14, residents in Chelmsford will be seeing people parachuting into Edna Street over three days later this month. (“140608-D-FW735-013” by Joint Hometown News Service is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

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.




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