Drone delivery nearly ready in Christiansburg
The first-of-its-kind drone delivery service coming to Christiansburg will launch later this month and the area that will be included is now mapped, according to Wing Aviation.
Wing hasn’t announced an exact date for the delivery start, but it did release its delivery zone that covers much of the town near its headquarters on Welcome Street by the Lowe’s and Grand Rodeo Mexican Restaurant.
Rough parameters of the zone include Belmont Christian Church, the NRV Mall, Christiansburg High School and neighborhoods off of Peppers Ferry Road such as Carma Heights and Windmill Hills.
Wing spokesman Jonathan Bass said the drones can travel up to six miles, but the company is starting off with a range of a few miles. He said the company chose Christiansburg because of its ties with Virginia Tech and its drone division, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership.
“We looked for an area close by that would allow us to set up in a commercial district … and then serve a nearby residential area,” Bass said.
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