Are passengers allowed on the flight?
Unfortunately, no. The first reason is that our insurance prohibits accompanied scatterings. The second reason is that occasionally the process of saying "goodbye" to someone dear to us can be a highly emotional and trying experience. While flight is inherently as safe as any other transportation, dealing with passengers who are overcome with grief is a major distraction to the pilot and crew and we will not put anyone's safety in jeopardy.
However, depending on the location, we can usually make arrangements with you to either view the scattering from the ground or we can do a "fly-by" at a point on our flight to the scattering location.
Can ashes be scattered anywhere?
Almost. California has regulations regarding the scattering of cremated ashes. We must have written permission from either the private property owner or the governing agency in charge of the land where the scattering is to occur. Ocean scatterings require only a distance of 1,500 feet from the shore. We have tried to provide you with a variety of locations, but if you have another location in mind, we can discuss that with you. Arizona and Nevada are also within our service area.
Do you scatter more than one person's ashes on a flight?
No. We treat each scattering as a solemn, personal event and only one person's remains are scattered per flight. The only exception would be if a multiple dispersal was specifically requested by the family members. Other services may keep their prices lower by scattering several sets of ashes on each flight. We think that is in poor taste and a disservice to their clients.
Do you videotape or photograph a scattering?
No. Our flight crew will be occupied with the safe and respectful scattering of your loved one's ashes.
How will I know when the scattering has been completed?
A beautiful certificate will be sent to you by Priority Mail. The certificate will have the date, time and location of the scattering.
How do I send the ashes to you?
Instructions on how to send them to us are located HERE. Also, your funeral home can assist you in preparing the ashes for shipping.
Questions? Concerns? Please Contact Us for more information.