Our service includes the management of all permissions and arrangements necessary to meet your airborne ashes-scattering requirements.
Our drone flying is regulated by the CAA with whom Aerial Ashes are awarded an Operational Authorisation. To meet this, Aerial Ashes must adhere to strict rules concerning safety, training, licensing, insurance and the avoidance of disturbance to the general public; it is also essential to have the permission of the landowner before scattering takes place. Ensuring compliance with all rules is covered in our planning process which starts from the moment an enquiry is received.
The choice of location for scattering ashes is up to you and we will endeavour to gain the landowner’s permission on your behalf. Establishing contact with landowners can take a few weeks and permission is not always granted; if this is the case, we will liaise with you to try and find a suitable alternative
Scattering ashes at sea operating from the beach is usually less complicated due to the legal permissions that are extant.
Depending on the season, however, beaches can get very busy and during the summer months we try to arrange to launch very early in the morning; this way, we can ensure that we meet our safety operating criteria as well as avoiding disturbance to other beach users.
We conduct our flight planning through ‘DroneDesk’ which is computer-based, bespoke software and at the end of the planning phase we have a complete job pack detailing the where, when, how and for whom; it also contains details of our site assessments and how we have mitigated all identified risks.