Beer Drone Deliver Shut Down by FAA
Added on 30 January 2014
We’ve seen how Amazon and UPS are looking into ways to use drones to deliver packages in the future. Thinking outside the box and building off Amazon’s idea is a microbrewery called Lakemaid who thought that it would be a great idea to deliver beer to ice fishers using drones as well (see video above), at least until the FAA caught wind of their plans and ultimately put it on ice (no pun intended).
The FAA is currently in the process of reviewing their policies which might be revised come next year regarding use of drones for commercial practices, which is why they had to tell Lakemaid to put a hold on their plans for now. According to the beer company’s president, Jack Supple, “They think it’s a great idea, though they’re telling me to stop.” The idea behind it is pretty awesome as those out on the lake ice fishing might not want to leave their spots for a while.
Apart from beer, the drones could also be used to deliver food and supplies. In any case hopefully the FAA will rethink their policies, but then again we’re not sure if everyone would be on board the idea of a drone-filled future.