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NRV drone delivery update, behind-the-scenes at the ‘nest’

For three weeks now, delivery drones have been buzzing in the Christiansburg skies, getting packages to people’s homes in the community.

There’s been a lot of social media buzz from the families who have been involved with the trial in the New River Valley. Now that the service has been up and running a few weeks, we decided to check back in with a family that we met on the first day and to learn more about how operations work at Wing’s nest.

“It came by drone right here,” said Susie Sensmeier.

Sensmeier received the first FedEx delivery on her front lawn back on Oct. 18 when the drone delivery service officially launched in Christiansburg. She’s still rocking her new vest, something she is proud to say was delivered from the sky to her home.

Sensmeier Is one of the many people included in the delivery trial service area who has been getting orders for three weeks now.

“I’ve used it a couple of times. I get goodies from Sugar Magnolia and we’re working with Walgreens to see if they can send my prescriptions that way,” Sensmeier said.

When she orders her goodies on the company’s smartphone app, they are delivered from the nest, or the headquarters off of Welcome St. in Christiansburg.

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