Drone food delivery underway at Fayetteville, a growing business in Wake County


HOLLY SPRINGS, NC (WNCN) – We know drones can be good for video or photos and here in central North Carolina they’ve even delivered lab supplies and prescription drugs – but what about chicken wings?

The wings take flight by drone at Holly Springs. The idea is to put the food in someone’s garden. Flytrex, an Israeli drone maker has partnered with Causey Aviation to make these aerial food deliveries.

The drone flew from the Holly Springs Towne Center to the nearby Forest Springs subdivision.

They are already doing it in Fayetteville and Raeford.

The entire effort is possible through a partnership between the DOT and an FAA waiver. The program examines how to safely use drones for commerce.

“We’re going to be able to serve areas and people with reduced mobility,” said Basil Yap of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. “Which traditionally means they stay home or maybe they don’t have access to a vehicle.”

The company tells us that it has just obtained permission to start flying over the roads.

They plan to start delivering to Ting Park in Holly Springs.

They are also chatting with other restaurants in hopes of expanding their delivery options.

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