friends or family members ride in the
plane during the scattering?
No, for safety reasons, we do not allow
passengers to fly along during the
scattering. We are, however, happy to
arrange for a ground witnessing (area
permitting) that would enable family and
others to watch from the ground as the
ashes are scattered. We do remind those
interested in ground witnessing that the
altitude requirements make it very
difficult to see the actual ashes as
they leave the airplane.
can cremated remains be scattered?
California state law governs where
scatterings can take place. Generally,
scattering is allowed where no local law
prohibits it. If the scattering is to be
on private property, permission from the
owner is required.
Scatterings over the ocean must be done at least 500 yards offshore
and there are water depth requirements
in some cases. Sorry, but we cannot
scatter over a lake or stream, or over
populated areas or buildings.
cremated remains be scattered over
national parks or forests?
Yes, provided the proper permits are
obtained prior to the scattering and the
event is not publicized.
there special requirements for
scattering from aircraft?
Yes, the cremated remains must be
crushed or pulverized so as not to be
distinguishable to persons on the ground
as human remains. We recommend that you
inform your funeral director or
crematorium of your desire to have the
remains scattered by air so they can
ensure compliance with this regulation.
are the cremated remains stored before
the scattering takes place?
We understand the importance of
maintaining a secure, dignified
environment for the urn and cremated
remains. All remains entrusted to us for
scattering are treated with the utmost
do know that a scattering has taken
We will notify you by telephone, email
or mail when a scattering has been
completed, and will also mail you a
Verification Certificate indicating the
date, time, and location of the
takes care of the paperwork that is
required by the state agencies?
We do. There may be a small additional
fee if your chosen location is one that
requires a special permit, but we do the
majority of the administrative paperwork
at no additional charge to you.
do I need to do to arrange for a
For a complete explanation of how to
or call us at 877-711-5391.
families and friends make special
Of course, and we will do everything
possible to accommodate special needs.
The only constraints are aircraft safety
and compliance with all applicable laws.