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Video: SkyDrop Releases ‘Kitty Hawk Moment’ Documentary Series

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September 23, 2022

SkyDrop, formerly known as Flirtey, has released the first episode of a documentary series telling the historical story of the first FAA-approved drone delivery on U.S. soil.

The first episode, titled “The Kitty Hawk Moment”, focuses on the the delivery, conducted by SkyDrop in Wise, Va. The company said this delivery by drone represented a “Kitty Hawk Moment” for the entire drone delivery industry.

The delivery drone that made this first delivery will be going on display in the “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in 2022. The museum also displays the 1903 Wright Flyer that made the first official flight of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine.

A historical marker memorializing this milestone was authorized by the Virginia Department of Aviation and unveiled by U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., earlier this year. This historical marker reads, “On this site in Wise County, Flirtey Inc. successfully conducted the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone delivery in American aviation history on July 17, 2015. The drone took to the air from Lonesome Pine Airport and delivered medicine to the Remote Area Medical Clinic at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fairgrounds near Wise.

The company provides hardware and software for last-mile drone delivery, and has a mission to make delivery instant for everyone, through a system that is safer, speedier, quieter, cheaper and greener.

For more details on the company, visit the SkyDrop website here.

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