Skydiving company sues Eugene over ban

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Eugene Skydivers filed suit Friday in Lane County Circuit Court, accusing the city of Eugene of violating a lease agreement when city officials outlawed parachute landing at Hobby Field in 2006.

The Register-Guard reports that the ban went into effect after private pilots complained about nearly being hit by skydiving planes while flying near the airport, and after reports of skydivers jumping through clouds.

Eugene Skydivers has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to restore landing rights for skydivers at Hobby Field.

A decision in that case is expected in November.

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