Florist In Detroit Delivering Flowers By Drone

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A federal judge’s ruling that the FAA does not have jurisdiction over drone aircraft is already rippling across the United States.  In Detroit, a florist has announced they will begin delivery using drone aircraft., the online unit of a Detroit area florist, originally began testing drone delivery just before Valentine’s Day before being ordered to stop by the FAA.

Federal administrative law judge Patrick Geraghty ruled last week that the FAA’s argument they control anything that flies through the air was so ridiculous that it means the agency could fine someone for throwing a paper airplane or using a balsa wood toy glider.

The government has been calling on the FAA to issue regulations regarding personal use of drones but the agency has been resisting for over three years.  Now, with the judge’s ruling, essentially it’s anything goes for personal drone users.

Berry Flowers said they would be testing mostly in the suburban Detroit area until they work the issues out of the drone delivery service before offering it city-wide.  The business also delivers flowers nationally through FedEx and other services, so nationwide delivery in the future is a possibility.

The court ruling doesn’t just benefit shop owners.  The court’s ruling would allow anyone to use drones to spy on neighbors, business competitors or strangers.  Drones could be flown outside someone’s bedroom windows and there would be no way to stop them.


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