The first government-approved drone delivery took flight on Friday, in which an unmanned aerial vehicle successfully dropped medical supplies to a health clinic in rural southwest Virginia.
Several hundred people including Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to the fairgrounds in the coal-mining region of Wise County, Virginia, to see the delivery, county officials told NBC News.
The drone operator, startup Flirtey -- which already conducts deliveries-by-drone in New Zealand, where laws allow the practice -- called it a "Kitty Hawk moment" in a Twitter post on Friday. It was the first drone delivery approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Delivery success!!! pic.twitter.com/pm6mmTZQdh— Flirtey (@Fly_Flirtey) July 17, 2015
Drones bring two dozen packages to a Virginia pop-up clinic in the first FAA-approved drone delivery. Read full story: http://nbcnews.to/1Jo1eZu