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Klassen  (B 6214)

Jan 29, 2013, 8:43 PM
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Pacific skydivers of Pitt meadows bc has operated out of the local airport since 1986. You as fellow jumpers know that a family has been forged over the years. This year the airport manager has increased the lease cost of our landing area from 3000 per year to 60000 per year. The land is a grassy swamp for all but the jumping season in Canada and is not open for any type of development. It is believed that the airport manager has a problem with the dzo and is pushing him off the airport. I am sure many of you have met jumpers from our area and know we are a great group. Please help us save our dz. they meet this Thursday. Email mpierce@pittmeadowsairport.com to voice your concern. Blue skies.


grimmie  (D 18890)

Jan 29, 2013, 8:50 PM
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Who is m pierce and what is their position?


Klassen  (B 6214)

Jan 29, 2013, 9:04 PM
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The president of the board of directors. Michael pierce.


grimmie  (D 18890)

Jan 29, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Does Ian Flanagan really want jumpers to e-mail him?


skyfreek  (D 29757)

Jan 31, 2013, 7:33 AM
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its a bit of a clusterfuck. facebook, and email awareness of the issue is going on within the local area jumpers. cspa has put out a couple links to the issue. ian f has been on cbc radio. the mayor of pitt meadows is on the airport board, and has bassically backed off, saying ian should be keeping this between the airport manager and himself.

some local jumpers are encouraging email/letters to the officials of the city and the airport. trying to show support of the skydive business, and the local community spinoffs of the jumping customers.

my opinion, the airport manager has some sort of a hate for flanny. Ian is pretty good with paperwork tho, being an ex lawyer.

it will be interesting how this pans out. can 1 guy really chase away a big business? i hope not.


(This post was edited by skyfreek on Jan 31, 2013, 8:46 AM)


drhcanada

Jan 31, 2013, 11:11 AM
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If everyone took a few brief moments and visit the
City of Pitt Meadows facebook page to either comment on the current thread or to make a comment on their page, it would demonstrate to the city that skydivers are a united bunch.

http://facebook.com/pittmeadows
and/or email the mayor at dwalters@pittmeadows.bc.ca
and cc the city council at council@pittmeadows.bc.ca

Please be courteous in your emails and postings, but anything would help.

Suggestions (please modify wording if you want):
- Very disappointed in the mayor and councils of both cities for their lack of action regarding YPK management's poor business practices against Pacific Skydivers.
- The unfair price increase by the airport is detrimental to our sport and you should step in to help.

News Story
http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/188290211.html

thanks for taking a few moments in your day to help


IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Jan 31, 2013, 6:23 PM
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From Pacific Skydivers facebook page

"Thank you everyone for your support during this difficult time.
Ian has decided we are done running a dropzone on the Pitt Meadows Airport. Our relationship with the Airport management is beyond repair and it is time to accept that our time here is over.

It is our hope that skydiving can continue in Pitt Meadows under new leadership and are pleased to support Shane M with his plan to open his own DZ.

Again, thank-you for your patronage, love and support over the past 26 years and lets all give Shane our support.

Ian & Deb"

sad day for skydiving in Canada Unsure



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