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Video: Now a Drone Can Deliver Food to You on the Back Nine of a Golf Course

06 September 2018

Food and drinks from the golf course clubhouse were delivered to golfers via drone. Source: FlytrexFood and drinks from the golf course clubhouse were delivered to golfers via drone. Source: Flytrex

We last saw Flytrex when it had just begun a pilot project to test delivery drones in Iceland, partnering with AHA, the country’s largest shopping and retail website, to deliver goods to residents of Reykjavik.

Flytrex is now partnering with Ease Drones in another pilot project that involves delivering food to hungry golfers at King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Golfers used the Flytrex app to order food and drinks from the clubhouse including Gatorade, cheeseburgers and other items that were all delivered via drone. The service costs an additional $3 for every order. Because golf courses are open areas and operators can keep the machines in their line of sight, these drones comply with current FAA regulations, although it could change in the future.

Ease and Flytrex are also working together as part of North Carolina’s UAS Integration Pilot Program to conduct operations with the help from the FAA and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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