Jan 31 5:38 PM

FAA shuts down beer delivery drones

A Lakemaid Beer drone flies a 12 pack to ice fishing shacks in Minnesota.
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

Lakemaid Beer, which calls itself the "fisherman's lager," sought to use drones to deliver cold ones to ice fishers in Minnesota, until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stepped in. The Wisconsin brewery had a tentative plan to begin beer delivery via drone to the thousands of ice fishing shacks dotting Minnesota's lakes. Lakemaid's YouTube video (below) advertising the program, however, caught the FAA's attention and the company was informed that it would be violating several regulations.


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