Dive Delivery begins backyard drone drop-offs

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Dive Delivery has secured permission to perform drone deliveries for residents in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties in California.

Residents can sign up to the service with Dive Delivery, which will send out a Federal Aviation Administration Part 107-certified remote pilot to first conduct a test flight without any cargo. After a successful test, the pilot will add a lightweight package to the drone and conduct the delivery.

Mission planning, airspace authorization and flight execution are managed by the Avision App.

An off-the-shelf drone is fitted with an air drop system with the release control programmed into the Avision flight platform.

The drone takes off from a pre-defined location via an automated waypoint mission, flies to the backyard, lowers into the marked location, releases the package and returns to the launch location via the same flight path.

James Broniec, vice president of business development at Avision, said, “Dive Delivery is doing groundbreaking work executing on last-mile drone deliveries in the Bay Area. Working alongside a company like Dive to meet the needs of local communities in a time of crisis is really rewarding for us.”

Dive Delivery has released a video to demonstrate the service, click here to view it.

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