Drone Application Filed

Last Update: July 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to begin testing drones on its corporate property. The drones would eventually be used to deliver small packages of approximately 5 pounds each, to Amazon's customers worldwide. The company expects that each delivery would take approximately 30 minutes. Amazon is hoping to have the program in operation within one year. The FAA has

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KatieMac Premium
my word the mind boggles with the thought of this new development
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IMN Premium
It would certainly change the world, wouldn't it?
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Christabelle Premium
I just can't imagine this would be safe! So many potential risks! Wow!
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IMN Premium
I agree, but Amazon seems to think they can pull it off within a year.
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Pio Premium
I saw on TV a few weeks back some plans like that using drones to deliver mail packages.
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IMN Premium
Yes, there have been at least 2 TV programs that I am aware of, one was Sixty Minutes, and the other was a special on Amazon on CNBC.
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SowAndReap Premium
Very interesting. I'm curious to see how it will work out.
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IMN Premium
Me, too. Thanks for your comment.
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cookma54 Premium
Seriously? I am not sure what I think about it.
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IMN Premium
Seriously. This application is for testing on Amazon's property only - not for anything offsite. Nothing has been approved by the FAA yet.
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