F.A.Q.'s (Frequently Asked Questions)

 


1. Things to have in mind as an events organiser


Venue?

The event location has to have a minimum of 30 x 15 metres accessible for both crane and truck with trailer. The admissible pressure to the terrain at the location has to be equal o higher than 0,64 Kg/cm2 = 6,4 tons/m2 (in big cities sub terrain parking areas or sub terrain Metro stations may make places above inaccessible for the crane).

The event location has to be fenced and secured with barriers.


Certifications and permissions?

Dinner in the sky is designed according to DIN 4112 norm. All drawings, calculations and simulations are tested by the international testing body TÜV Rheinland. The Spanish proofing organisation ECA recognised the concept for the Spanish market. The structure and all hoisting materials are tested regularly according to the norm UNE-EN 13814.

A collaborating engineer accompanies each event we are hosting in Spain preparing the technical project for the event which also serves to apply for the needed permissions. According to the venue's particular requirements the engineer cares for all necessary documentation that has to be presented to the referring authorities in order to obtain the permission for the single event. Generally the permission work for privately owned locations (harbour sites, fairground locations, parking spaces etc.) will last 4 – 6 weeks. For public places you have to count with a minimum of 3 month to get the permissions from the referring town halls.


Catering?

Catering is not included, the budget will depend on your wishes (How do you plan your 8 hours? One VIP dinner or several half an hour tastings/ cocktails sessions or…? Which type of food do you want to offer to your guests?)


Can we arrange for our own catering?

Yes you can. Your catering provider should only have in mind that the space provided by the centre of the platform is quite limited (6 x 1 metres). Therefore your caterer has to organise himself well, but usually every catering provider knows to adapt himself to the conditions given at the platform. Please ask us for the referring presentation material to send it to your caterer.

If you need any assistance with the organisation of the catering for your event we will be able to assist you with the right catering company to meet client's needs.


What kind of food can be served on the table?

There are no fixed menus. Our clients have been serving from Sushi to lobster, from Tapas to 5 course dinner – so it really depends on the catering company and the available budget.

Caterers should have in mind that they are preparing and serving food at an open air event. So, very light weight food or decorations like loose salad leafs or powders may be displaced for a breeze in the heights.

How many chefs/ waiters/ other personnel fit inside the table?

In the centre of the table platform is room for 4 persons and additionally one person of our technical staff who accompanies each and every session for your safety in the air.


What kind of devices can be collocated in the centre of the platform?

It is not allowed to use open fire at the platform due to fire and safety regulations.

But it is possible to have electricity on the table in order to use electrical devices (induction cooking fields, electrical barbeques and grills, etc). All cooking devices are additional options and not included in the rental price of the platform.

The centre of the platform is regularly equipped with two INOX tables of 1x 1 metres size each. These two tables move on wheels from one to the other end of the central service area and can also be removed completely.

For presentations, meetings etc. the centre of the platform can be equipped with sound and light systems, screens and many more devices. Conferences can be held easily using wireless microphones

Ask for your needs and we will assist you offering the right material from local providers.

 

2. Capacities of Dinner in the sky


How many people can sit around the table?

Dinner in the sky can seat a maximum of 22 people per session. There cannot be added an extra seat but sure you can leave one or more seats free.


How many sessions can you organise during 8 hours?

Depending on the activities you want to organise we think that 1 to 1,5 hour for a dinner or lunch session is ideal. If it is just a tasting or a cocktail, you can also imagine sessions of 20 minutes to half an hour. The security measures (fasten seatbelts) will last 15 minutes, approximately for a full table. According to the event you are celebrating and its needs to change the Mise en place in between the sessions you should calculate enough time for it. Seating of guests, fasten seatbelts and Mise en place can be done at the same time, so with 20 – 40 minutes in between the sessions you have enough time for any changes.

The processes of lifting the platform to 50 metres and going down to earth again will not last more than 1 minute each.


Are there certain rules of participation to attend Dinner in the sky?

We need to be able to secure the participant safely in one of Dinner in the sky's seats. Therefore the minimum height of the participant is 150 cm and the maximum weight 150 kg.

In some events local regulations (given by town hall or owner of the event location) may restrict participation of minors. Dinner in the sky is expressly recommended for wheelchair users!

In some events local regulations (given by town hall or owner of the event location) may restrict participation of minors.

Dinner in the sky is expressly recommended for wheelchair users!

 

3. Weather conditions


What happens if the weather is too bad to operate Dinner in the sky?

Don't worry, if there are falling some raindrops. The table is completely covered by a roof. But in case of thunderstorm with lightning, heavy wind or rain the event has to be stopped for safety reasons.

We mediate individual weather risk insurances which is 10 % of your global budget + 15 % insurance fee. This has to be confirmed regarding the location and the time of the year.

Weather risk insurances have to be taken out minimum 20 days in advance to the event date.

Please ask us for a formal quote for your event!


Is there heating available?

Dinner in the sky offers an infra red heating system and heating covers for the seats, not included in the rental price, but optionally available.

Please ask for a formal quote!

 

4. Insurance


What kind of insurance is included in the basic rental package?

We hold a premium coverage (liability) of 3.000.000,00 € per event, covering the installation and performance of Dinner in the sky.

5. Toilet facilities

It's like in a normal restaurant: you ask where they are to the waiter and… you go down. It's just a bit less discrete because the whole table goes down but it takes less than a minute.

Please consider the Technical Specifications for your Dinner in the Sky event!

Security and experience

We want to offer exclusive and technically safe experiences to our clients. Therefore Dinner in the sky was designed Therefore Dinner in the Sky is designed according to the strictest German norm DIN 4112 "Fliegende Bauten" which is dedicated to the construction of flying structures.

 

All drawings, calculations and simulations are tested by the international testing body TÜV Rheinland. The Spanish proofing organisation ECA recognised the concept for the spanish market.

The structure and all hoisting materials are tested regularly according to the European standard norm for safety of fairground and amusement park structures EN 13814:2004 and its official translation for Spain UNE- EN 13814.

This obsession for safety is probably one of the reasons why Dinner in the sky is actually operating in more than 40 international countries.

Please consider the Technical Specifications for your Dinner in the Sky event!Technical information

Dinner in the sky is a platform which arrives pre-assembled and loaded on a common truck trailer to the event location. The size of the platform for transport is 6 metres in length and 2,5 metres wide and has a Tara weight of 4,3 tons.

Dinner in the sky is a platform which arrives pre-assembled and loaded on a common truck trailer to the event location. The size of the platform for transport is 6 metres in length and 2,5 metres wide and has a Tara weight of 4,3 tons.

Even to assemble Dinner in the sky a crane is required. Assembling of the platform only do not last more than 2 hours. To operate Dinner in the sky we work with local crane companies under strict security parameter.

Cranes which meet these minimum requirements (depending on the model, e.g. Liebherr, DEMAG) have a weight of around 60 tons and are around 15 metres long and 2,80 metres wide.

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