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airdvr  (D 10977)

Jan 10, 2013, 8:39 AM
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Seems a soaring company in Colorado is doing something similar. Wonder if there would be a market?

http://www.aerialtribute.com/Welcome.html


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jan 10, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Interesting.

I'd do it for a jump ticket and $20, Smile


Krip  (Student)

Jan 10, 2013, 2:09 PM
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Interesting.

I'd do it for a jump ticket and $20, Smile

Hi JB

Now you tell meMad

I already signed up with Slyride with their prepay option. They assured me they have aerial delivery systems all over the country.
Tongue

R.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Jan 10, 2013, 3:19 PM
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An ash dive business, for the fucker with no friends that will do it for free. LaughLaughLaugh


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jan 10, 2013, 4:12 PM
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Now you tell meMad
Well hell, for you or your sweetie I'll do it for free and buy my own ticket. Seriously . . .Smile

Just don't count on me outliving either one of you though. Tongue


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MikeJD  (D 10605)

Jan 11, 2013, 7:45 AM
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'Ascension scattering... has no carbon footprint'.

Really? How do they launch that glider?


Quagmirian  (A 110392)

Jan 11, 2013, 8:18 AM
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'Ascension scattering... has no carbon footprint'.

Really? How do they launch that glider?
Bungee launch off a hillside I would imagine.


hillson  (D 33134)

Jan 11, 2013, 8:22 AM
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'Ascension scattering... has no carbon footprint'.

They seem to be unaware of a major elemental component of the ash...bah dum bum. Though I doubt it leaves much of a footprint...


freefalljason  (D 26672)

Jan 11, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Wow! $600 or $1000! I am in the wrong line of work!


3mpire  (C 39657)

Jan 11, 2013, 10:03 PM
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"Just because we're bereaved doesn't make us saps!"

"It is our most modestly priced recepticle."

/lebowski


potatoman  (Student)

Jan 14, 2013, 6:18 AM
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And then you don't even see the ashes. They do it when the weather is favourable.
We let a friend go with a slow canopy spiralling. You could see it very clear from the ground. and we had an awesome vid of the whole thing.


obelixtim  (D 84)

Jan 14, 2013, 7:24 AM
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Quote:
"Just because we're bereaved doesn't make us saps!"

"It is our most modestly priced recepticle."

/lebowski

And the modestly priced receptacle for a skydiving disposal is a modestly priced plastic bag from the supermarket.

Not a bad idea for a skydiving business though, I'm sure a lot of people would prefer to be scattered by a skydiver in freefall rather than a glider. Much more exciting way of departing.

Heard a story of an airborne burial from the local aero club one time, they didn't really have a clue how to do it, and simply opened the door of a 206 in flight, and tipped the box of ashes to pour them out the door.

Of course the windblast picked them up, and the interior of the plane was suddenly white.

The pilot and his mate came down with white moustaches and hair, and most of the dead guy ended up going up the vacuum cleaner......


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jan 14, 2013, 9:13 AM
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And the modestly priced receptacle for a skydiving disposal is a modestly priced plastic bag from the supermarket.
Our DZ actually has an ash bag. Made of cordura, it's a tall, skinny sack with a good handle on the bottom. Load in the ashes, roll the top down tightly and jump out holding the handle and the tightly rolled top. At the appropriate time, hold at arms' length and release the top.

I've even taken tandem passengers up with this bag to release relatives. So far so good. Smile


MikeJD  (D 10605)

Jan 15, 2013, 8:19 AM
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Tandem seems a good way to go - there's too much potential for big-way ash dives to turn into zoos. They're a bit like centenary jumps in that everyone who's a friend of the 'subject', regardless of ability, wants to be on them! Things get more challenging still when the best friend of the deceased wants to do the release rather than leave it to someone with the right experience.

On the whole I've never really understood the scattering of ashes, because after all that's all they are. I think you can do something symbolic that's just as meaningful, and honours the person just as much, without involving their remains.



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