HAYWARD – Federal Aviation Administration rules restricting flights near the Golden Gate Bridge have grounded some who scatter the ashes of people’s loved ones.
Mother and son, Kathy and Darrin Silver, who run Ash Scattering by Air in Hayward, haven’t flown since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The business’ Cessnas are parked at the Hayward airport, which means they can’t take off at all.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the Bay Area’s most popular aerial scattering sites. The FAA has not said when it will clear certificated pilots to fly in air spaces surrounding major metropolitan areas.
In the meantime, the Silvers are storing the ashes in a locked safe at the Hayward Executive Airport.