First ever drone pizza delivery takes place in New Zealand (Drone News)

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  1. ronjor

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  2. Tarnak

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    I can see many accidents happening with this new method of delivery.
     
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    I anticipate Drone interceptors will soon take to the 'friendly' skies. Aerial combat missions are eagerly anticipated by many a drone enthusiast. It seems inevitable that drones will be forced down either for the fun of it or to relieve the drone of its payload. If a crime, I suppose it could be considered air piracy. As long as the drone is not damaged and released to continue to its destination (albeit without its freight), I expect the owning company would not bother calling in the flying squad. The police will not bother hunting down someone who stole a $10 pizza or a $30 Amazon parcel. Caveat: as costs escalate, they get passed onto the consumer.

    Drones are an excellent technology and properly applied and implemented can be very beneficial. Unfortunately 'it's cheap' or 'it's cool' is the driving factor.
     
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    Amazon starts Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK — but only with two beta users
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  5. plat1098

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    Well if this were feasible and legal in New Yawk City, I'd sign up to be a beta tester. Just dump the product on the roof, I can get it. Oh yeah, and hold the pineapple and anchovies.:sick:
     
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    Oh Geeeze whats next!! :rolleyes:
     
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    lmaoooooo @ slurpees... I could sooo go for one right now!
     
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    OK, I see this is a serious article, but.... haha! Amazon should bring this to New York City--Batman and Robin are available to escort the drones to their various destinations.:oops:
     
  11. ProTruckDriver

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    Oh boy, I can see it now. When they start hacking into the drone before it makes its delivery. Hijacked drone, or should we call it a Hi-Hacked Drone. :argh:
     
  12. Tarnak

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    In places where one may need to pay attention to the occasional pigeon's dropping/s, landing on one's head, now we will have consider drone dropping/s, too. :argh:
     
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    Amazon reveals plans to make deliveries using airship drone base

    "AMAZON has long talked about using drones to deliver parcels, but a patent recently uncovered shows its big-picture plan: airborne warehouses flying over cities armed with fleets of drones for delivery products on demand.

    The patent describes “airborne fulfilment centres” that hover over cities at 45,000 feet and use drones to deliver goods to homes below."

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/24943...iveries-using-incredible-airship-drone-base/#

    I wonder if there will be a delivery option for hi-rise and non-single-family home dwellers to leave a window open :)

    More extensive detailed report:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...onal-hp-cards_rhp-card-business:homepage/card
     
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  14. SnowWalker

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    How much do you tip a drone?
     
  15. roger_m

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    In Australia and New Zealand we usually don't tip, as the mimimum wage is higher than in the US.
     
  16. Tarnak

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    Sorry, but I don't understand what you are saying.
     
  17. SnowWalker

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    If a drone can't live on minimum wage, let it go to college.
     
  18. SnowWalker

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    A Slurpee is a trademark of sort of a watered down snowcone you can drink through a straw, owned by 7-11 which is a convienince store. "Oh Thank Heaven for 7-11" is a slogan for 7-11. 911 is the phone number for emergency services.

    So I guess a falling Slurpee constitutes an emergency.
    :eek:
     
  19. roger_m

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    :D
     
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  21. plat1098

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    That's OK, Tarnak, I don't understand what I'm saying half the time either.
     
  22. ProTruckDriver

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    That's a sign of "Old Age", I know. :argh:
     
  23. Tarnak

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    Now, I get it! ....I think. ;)
     
  24. Tarnak

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    I get it, now. :)...see post above, by @SnowWalker
     
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    LOL -- I was only joking - I had no idea.

    Current FAA/NASA preperations for drone use and a fuller story on the Amazon "Bezos' Dream Airship/Drone Project." (Bezos' stated long-term goal is same-day delivery for everything, everywhere in the USA):

    "Amazon’s Flying Warehouse Idea Isn’t Even Its Biggest Challenge...

    ...However, in the U.S., Amazon has sparred with regulators and still faces challenges before it can use delivery drones at all. NASA has begun testing to develop a separate air traffic control system for drones, working in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration, but isn’t expected to finish trials or make recommendations until 2019.

    In the meantime, the FAA introduced its Part 107 rules to broadly regulate commercial drone use this summer, despite Amazon’s objections.
    The rules currently make Amazon’s plans impossible, whether or not an airship is involved, and prohibit such drone operations as flying above 400 feet, in darkness, from a moving aircraft, over people’s heads and outside an operator’s sightline...."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amazon-airship-flying-warehouse_us_5866f56ce4b0de3a08f87f7d

    NB: Sorry DC Metro Amazon Customers - NO civilian drones are allowed to fly inside the beltway and that is unlikely to change - ever.

    As of August, 2016,"...530,000 drone operators have registered since a signup system went into effect last December. Tens of thousands of those operators are expected to apply for commercial certification..."

    http://www.geekwire.com/2016/drone-pilot-test-faa-regulations/

    Summary of the FAA's Rule 107:

    https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=20516

    The Final FAA Rule 107 - Official Version

    Full specifics of the Rule in "bullet " format are at pgs. 567-571.

    The full statutory text of the Rule begins at pg. 590

    https://www.faa.gov/uas/media/RIN_2120-AJ60_Clean_Signed.pdf

    [NB: The reason for the first 566 pages:

    When a Federal administrative agency wants to issue a Rule, it starts with issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it sets out a Rule that conforms to it's preferred policy. After that, the agency must give interested persons a reasonable period of time to file comments on the rule. In the Final Rule, the agency is required to address and resolve the comments filed on the Proposed Rule -- adopting or rejecting the objections and requested changes that the commenters filed and must give a reasonable explanation for doing so. That's what is in the first 560 pages.

    A Final Rule can be appealed to the appropriate US Circuit Court of Appeals, usually The US Court of Appeals for The D.C. Circuit ,and a stay (postponement) of the rule may be granted pending the Court's decision. A decision by The Court of Appeals is further appealble to The US Supreme Court.]

    This rambling,sorry "I got carried away," post is a PSA for all the current and potential drone operators who follow Wilders. It may also be of general interest to all those who are interested in what may be flying above their heads in addition to pigeons. :)
     
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