8 August 2018

The Roanoke Times reports that Wing, an Alphabet subsidiary, conducted its first UAV package delivery Tuesday. Jackson Smith, a 2-year-old from Montgomery County, Virginia “became the recipient of the most advanced drone package delivery to ever occur in the United States, according to those who conducted the Tuesday’s operation.” Until now, “Wing...hasn’t been allowed to fly long distances, over people and beyond the pilot’s line of sight.” That changed “when Virginia was selected as one of 10 areas to participate in an experimental program that would remove barriers on the technology.” According to FAA UAS Integration Office Director Earl Lawrence, “You did see something historic today.” (Image Credit: Flirtey Technology)
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