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Delivery Drones Allowed to Fly in the U.S. Starting Next Month

By Carl Engelking | June 24, 2015 2:57 pm
A Flirtey hexacopter carries a package in Australia, where the company calls home. (YouTube screengrab)

A Flirtey hexacopter carries a package in Australia, where the company calls home. (YouTube screengrab)

Here in the United States, it seemed like legal red tape would stall the launch of delivery drones for years, but the wait is over sooner than expected.

On July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration will allow unmanned aircraft to deliver medical supplies to a free clinic during research flights in West Virginia. That occasion will be the first legal drone delivery on U.S. soil, and represent another big step forward for the U.S. drone industry. Read More

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