I found the following posted on Skydive Finger Lakes Facebook, link below.
The legal dispute with the owner of the Ovid Airport is over. The judge ruled in favor of the Airport owner and against the owners of Skydive Finger Lakes. Their statement "Our legal team is still confident that we will prevail in the end;" is misleading since the ruling has already been made against them.
Announcement! We are temporarily closed for the 2022 season.
As you may know already, we're currently engaged in a legal dispute against the owner of the Ovid Airport. For long months we were under instructions to operate like normal and expect to open any day, but that any day has dragged on for what feels like forever. Our legal team is still confident that we will prevail in the end; however, it's late enough in the season that we can't realistically start jumping this year.
Continuing the life and culture of this historic DZ is incredibly important to Jeff and I; we want nothing more than to keep skydiving alive at the Ovid Airport for all of our amazing tandem and AFF students. Unfortunately, we have simply been left with no good choices in this situation.
I apologize for not posting this update to Facebook sooner- between ADHD and these very trying times, my best is not cutting it. All of our current appointments were notified and canceled two weeks ago, as well as their deposits refunded to their place of origin. Gift certificates are valid for an additional 3 years past the printed date, and we can't wait to go above and beyond for our incredibly patient gift certificate holders and tandem students in 2023!