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July 20, 2015

First legal FAA approved drone delivery a success

FAA logo - approved drone delivery for medical emergency.

The FAA recently approved a drone delivery in rural Virginia to drop off medical supplies.

On Friday of last week, the world of drones had a historic first when a unit operated by Flirtey picked up medical supplies from a regional airport in Virginia and flew them over rough, rural terrain before dropping them down to a medical clinic. There was no breakthrough technology at work here, although the 3D-printed tether that lowered the package down was a custom design. Rather, this was the first delivery approved by the US government, a harbinger of a world to come, where critical supplies and everyday purchases might very well be delivered on demand by drone.

For more information on this, check out Ben Popper’s article at The Verge.