Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Officials approve skydiving business at Venice Regional Airport

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - The Venice City Council has approved a skydiving business to operate at the Venice Regional Airport.

Originally the council was against the proposal due to concerns regarding a nearby airport. However, an assessment by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) found that the airport would only pose a minor risk to skydivers.

The agency ruled that the City must approve the business or risk losing FAA funding. As a result, city officials approved the business.

With the approval, the owner of Skydive Venice Beach expects to have the business in place within 30 days.

Skydivers will be jumping about two miles out over the Gulf from 8 -10 thousand feet.

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