AMAZON DRONES GET
Amazon.com won approval from the FAA to test a delivery drone outdoors,
as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to
customers by small, self-piloted aircraft.
Fulfillment via drone is a realistic – and exciting-- scenario for some
package deliveries in the future -- though the use of drones is fraught
with issues involving safety and privacy.
components and restrictions of the program are below:
- Amazon prototype
drone will be allowed to perform test flights over private,
rural land in Washington state.
- The experimental
certificate applies to a particular drone and Amazon must
obtain a new certification if it modifies the aircraft in any way.
This makes is it difficult to adapt the model quickly in the field.
- Amazon must keep
flights below 400 feet and keep the drone in sight.
(Amazon asked to fly up to altitudes of 500 feet).
- Drone operators must
have a private pilot licenses and current medical certification.
to view the video of how this works.
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