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Avid Pensacola paramotor pilot Mike Penton reports there are major changes that affect paramotor flying in and around Pensacola Beach. After multiple discussions and meetings with University of West Florida, Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County Sheriffs Office an agreement was reached that allows paramotors to continue flying the island.  The biggest change is that after many complaints, the University of West Florida has now made all of its property off-limits to paramotor use. This action drastically reduces the landing area to about a third of what it once was. Additionally, the university has granted authority to the sheriff's office to enforce any trespassing on their property. The Sheriff's office will enforce an Escambia county ordinance  that gives them the power to cite, arrest and or confiscate equipment of anyone flying in…
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