Who we are
We are professional pilots who love what we do. We help you honor the life of your loved one. We are a business dedicated to scattering cremated remains by airplane. We provide a personalized farewell with locations and participation options that are as unique as the life of the deceased. We understand that families choose cremation and scattering for many different reasons. Whether it is the desire to have their cremated remains scattered over a meaningful place or it is about being set free, or about that very special farewell. For whatever the reason, A Journey With Wings would be honored to help realize that final wish.
Our business today
We have created a personalized memorial option that is like no other. For about the price of an urn you can give your loved one this very special farewell. We offer several witnessing options. Whether you choose to watch the scattering from the ground or be the crew on board the plane, the scattering will be handled with dignity and grace. We offer services over state parks, national parks and conservancies.
How we serve you
We take pride in helping you with the entire process. We will help obtain all of the permits and file all of the proper paperwork. You may choose one of our recommended locations or we will help you find the right location. We will create a personalized scattering that is as unique as the life of the deceased.
Jamie is a commercial pilot. She received her private pilot’s license when she was 18, and her commercial license shortly after. Jamie dreamed of a flying career, but she was beginning to realize that it wasn’t going to allow her the family life she dreamed of. Then one day, a friend who was a funeral director, suggested that she could do him a favor. A family wanted to have cremated remains scattered by airplane. Intrigued, Jamie set out to learn all she could. Jamie soon realized that there weren’t many options out there for families. The locations were limited, and the ability for the family to participate didn’t exist. One thing she also discovered was it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. Other pilots had many stories of how things can go terribly wrong. Realizing she only had one chance to get it done right Jamie turned to her dad, Robert, to help discover a way to successfully scatter the cremated remains in a reverent and dignified manner. He did, and that first job was done well. Jamie felt so moved by the experience; she decided to start A Journey With Wings. Since that first flight, A Journey With Wings has served over 800 families. We have welcomed two planes to our service and one additional pilot, Kris.
Kris is a commercial pilot and flight instructor with over 4000 hours of experience. Kris too shared the love of flying with his father, and obtained his license when he was 17 years old. Jamie met Kris and his piper Aztec airplane while they were both volunteer pilots with the Flying Samaritans providing medical services to a remote village in Mexico. Jamie was impressed with Kris’ knowledge and professionalism and asked him to join her in A Journey With Wings. Kris and his plane made a great addition to business. Kris has made his Aztec a perfect airplane for scattering cremated remains. It is used when we need to fly higher or further. Kris and his piper Aztec also fly on the private scattering flights. There is a video screen connected to camera on the belly of the plane, so that crewmembers on board may view the scattering.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. ~Leonardo Da Vinci