- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration will decide whether a skydiving company can conduct jumps at a municipal airport in Arizona.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/2h2rc20 ) that the decision would end a lengthy dispute between Casa Grande Municipal Airport and Phoenix Area Skydiving.

The skydiving company filed a complaint over the issue with the FAA earlier this year. Owner Luther Kurtz has been pushing for an on-site drop zone, but his company currently drops jumpers about three miles north of the airport.

Documents submitted by the FAA show that the city has argued that skydiving at the airport would be unsafe and could significant disrupt other airport operations. An FAA assessment from last year says jumping at the airport is “feasible” but has a “medium” level of risk.

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Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.


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