Trump sends Amazon a gift card — open skies to test drone package delivery

Source: McClatchy DC Bureau

“Donald Trump once predicted that Jeff Bezos and his Amazon empire would have ‘such problems’ if he became president, but on Wednesday Trump gave the company a game-changing gift by opening up the skies to a drone pilot program for services like package delivery. Trump signed a memorandum that allows states, municipalities and tribal groups to test drones for a sweeping array of activities such as disaster response, mapping, agriculture — and delivery of goods. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration restricted drones from flying over people, operating at night or buzzing beyond the visual line-of-sight of the ground-based pilot.” (10/25/17)