Dispute delays annual start of skydiving at airport
Tecumseh — A dispute between a skydiving company and the small Michigan airport where it’s based has delayed the annual start of jumps.
The Daily Telegram of Adrian and The Ann Arbor News report Andrew Aalto, who last year took over operations at Al Meyers Airport, informed Skydive Tecumseh in a letter that he was closing the airport to skydiving operations amid safety concerns.
Aalto’s lawyer Charles Gross says Skydive Tecumseh hasn’t complied with airport insurance requirements. A hearing is Tuesday in Lenawee County court.
Jumps usually start in April. Skydive Tecumseh wants to operate at the airport about 50 miles southwest of Detroit while the dispute makes its way through court. The company’s lawyer David Stimpson says that the shutdown would mean “the loss of our business and reputation nationwide.”