WickedLocal.com – The airport commission has approved a new contract for Skydive Cape Cod, the town manager will not sign it, and the Federal Aviation Administration, which may be the final arbiter, has not yet ruled.
The town is looking to obtain a waiver or an exemption from the FAA that would allow selectmen to prohibit skydiving and the board has laid out its concerns, which include its close proximity to neighborhoods, to the agency. The FAA has agreed to send parachute experts to Chatham to investigate the claims this spring, but Goldsmith told selectmen Tuesday that it was unclear what that inspection would involve as the company would not be cleared by the town to operate. That’s something staff is waiting for clarification on, she said.
Over the past few years concerns about the safety of the operation of the skydive company at the municipal airport have emerged, but last year they appeared to mushroom as myriad residents filled the selectmen’s meeting room and asked the three-year contract not be renewed.
Unbelievable, you literally couldn’t make this stuff up. How many hard working people have had their livelihoods taken away by The Fun Police at this point? Eventually we will get to the point where Cape Cod residents will not be able to leave their yards or make any audible sounds.
Skydive Cape Cod has been around for a long time and everyone I know who has gone there has nothing but great things to say about them. Who am I though right? Well the “FEDERAL AVIATION AMINISTRATION and the state department of transportation found no safety issues that would justify termination of the lease.” In fact Skydive Cape Cod was the most inspected operation in the country this year.
It doesn’t stop there, Tim Howard, the owner of the company that runs Catham Airport said the airport has “no good reason” not to renew the contract, or sub-lease, and could be a subject to a lawsuit if one was not executed. So yeah, the federal government is on SkyDive Cape Cod’s side to the point where it is illegal to not let them operate, yet they are in danger of losing their business, and why?
Because a “myriad residents filled the selectmen’s meeting room and asked the three-year contract not be renewed.” That’s it, The Fun Police. Who are these people? Don’t they have anything better to do with their time than worry about everyone else? It is time to band together and take back Cape Cod.
Please, if you live in Chatham or the surrounding area, reach out to the folks at SkyDive Cape Cod and ask them how you can help, Write a letter, go to a meeting, whatever it takes. I know we have better things to do but that is why they always win. While we are out living our lives they are at meetings making fun illegal. We need to beat them at their own game, say it with me!
Fuck the fun police!
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