Amazon to offer drone delivery for customers in California

People in Lockeford, California, are set to be among the first Amazon customers to get their packages delivered by drone, according to the company. Amazon said Monday that it will begin to reach out to customers in the San Joaquin County community to let them know they can get their orders via Prime Air delivery. Amazon’s drone delivery service will start later this year.| Video Above | Amazon’s first drone delivery“Lockeford has historic links to the aviation industry,” Amazon wrote in a blog post. “The community boasts one of the early pioneers of aviation — Weldon B. Cooke, who built and flew early planes in the early 1900s — as a former resident. Now, over a century later, residents will get the opportunity to sign up for free drone delivery on thousands of everyday items.”Customer feedback from residents will help scale up the service to other communities, Amazon said. Amazon says its drones fly up to 50 miles per hour and can carry packages of up to 5 pounds up as high as 400 feet in the air. Once someone places an order, the drone will fly to the customer’s backyard and then release the package before flying away.

People in Lockeford, California, are set to be among the first Amazon customers to get their packages delivered by drone, according to the company.

Amazon said Monday that it will begin to reach out to customers in the San Joaquin County community to let them know they can get their orders via Prime Air delivery. Amazon’s drone delivery service will start later this year.

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| Video Above | Amazon’s first drone delivery

“Lockeford has historic links to the aviation industry,” Amazon wrote in a blog post. “The community boasts one of the early pioneers of aviation — Weldon B. Cooke, who built and flew early planes in the early 1900s — as a former resident. Now, over a century later, residents will get the opportunity to sign up for free drone delivery on thousands of everyday items.”

Customer feedback from residents will help scale up the service to other communities, Amazon said.

Amazon says its drones fly up to 50 miles per hour and can carry packages of up to 5 pounds up as high as 400 feet in the air.

Once someone places an order, the drone will fly to the customer’s backyard and then release the package before flying away.

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