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Posted: 5/26/2002 4:37:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2002 4:40:13 PM EDT by DoubleFeed]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 4:40:43 PM EDT
I hope the guy was a practical joker when he was alive! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 5:07:05 PM EDT
"Flight rules prohibit dumping any object from an airplane, and the release of cremated ashes over an urban area." FAA rules [b]do not[/b] prohibit dumping objects from an airplane in flight. Dumping cremated remains over urban areas didn't come up in my ground school, so I'm not sure about that.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 5:10:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 5:26:37 PM EDT
I just completed ground school about 2 months ago, and the question came up in class. According to current FFA regulations, it's OK. Why, I don't know.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 5:27:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2002 5:27:53 PM EDT by Pontius]
[b]14 CFR § 91.15 Dropping objects. No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property. [/b] It's legal. [url]http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/DBSearch.cgi?DBSearchDB=ecfr&DB=1&ACTION=View&QUERY=91.15&RGN=BSEC&OP=and&QUERY=14&RGN=BTI&QUERY=385&RGN=BSECCT&SUBSET=SUBSET&FROM=1&ITEM=1[/url]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 5:33:12 PM EDT
Just great , now I know why I don't live near Seattle . I'll just stay on this side of the bay .
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