The very first FAA approved drone delivery will be taking place next month thanks to a 3D printed Flirtey Drone that will be used to transport the package.
Amazon Has already been experimenting with the delivery and many thought that the service would never become mainstream. However if the FAA does approve the delivery service you can expect to see a lot more drones buzzing around skies near you very soon.
On July 17th 2015, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) will permit a collaboration between the Flirtey drone creators, Virginia Tech, and NASA to fly an unmanned drone to delivery pharmaceutical goods to a free medical clinic located in West Virginia. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeny commented on the drone delivery flight taking place next month.
This is a Kitty Hawk moment not just for Flirtey, but for the entire industry,-Proving that unmanned aircraft can deliver life-saving medicines is an important step toward a future where unmanned aircraft make routine autonomous deliveries of your every day purchases.
Flirtey Co-Founder Tom Bass added :
This is the first step in proving that on demand drone delivery can revolutionise the way medical care can be delivered to remote communities, and eventually from your local pharmacy to your front door,-This will be a game changer for millions in America.
As always we will keep you updated on progress.