Home-UAVWhat’s Next for Ag Drones Following UPS Flight Forward Approval?

What’s Next for Ag Drones Following UPS Flight Forward Approval?

My colleague here at Meister Media, Matthew Grassi, cut his teeth on the technology side of row crop agriculture before shifting his focus earlier this year to specialty crops and the emerging cannabis and hemp markets.

But he’s a certified drone pilot and still keeps a close eye on technology in our world. So when he got excited about the FAA’s announced approval of delivery service UPS’ last-mile drone delivery business — UPS Flight Forward — we asked him what it all meant.

“UPS Flight Forward is for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) medical supply delivery in North Carolina, and that’s big news,” said Grassi. “It stands to reason this can and eventually will go a long way toward normalizing BVLOS missions, the likes of which have long freaked out aviation and aerial application professionals who see drones as a legitimate safety threat to manned operations in the National Air Space (NAS).

Read more on this story at Crop Life





  • 2013 AT-502B, N941JA2013 AT-502B, N941JA
    2013 AT-502B, N941JA, 3344 Total time, Ag Pilot X, Radio & transponder, VG's, Fresh Hot Section. Asking $750,000 Call Scott with questions at 830-275-9845 or email howzeflyingservice@gmail.com[...] Read more »
  • 1977 G164 Ag Cat A Model1977 G164 Ag Cat A Model
    1977 G164 Ag Cat, 335 gallon -1 A model with every option, tons of time and cycles remaining, Bantam with G4 screen and L7 lightbar in custom panel that lets you see all the way to the gate, super boo[...] Read more »
  • 1999 AT-5021999 AT-502
    1999 AT-502B, N73070, PT6A-34AG, Hartzell Prop, Hot section Inspection 2,259hrs, 200hrs since last inspection, Hobbs: +/- 2,400hrs, Prop IRAN 2,259hrs, Fuel Control repair +/- 600hrs, CP-11 Nozzles, S[...] Read more »

Most Popular