Amazon has secured FAA approval to test out delivery via drone. But don’t expect your packages to be delivered to your door by drone just yet. The company was issued an experimental airworthiness permit to test the drones outside for the purposes of research and crew training.
But the drones must stay in the line of sight of the pilot and the pilot must be a licensed pilot. The drones must stay below 400 feet and can only fly during the day.
Amazon’s goal with it’s drone service is to have packages delivered to customers within 30 minutes from the time of order. The 30 minute delivery time would, of course, be limited to locations near a warehouse facility.
The company believes that one day seeing Amazon drones will be a normal a sight as a mail truck on the road.