LaMar’s Donuts, in collaboration with Drone Dispatch, delivered fresh doughnuts to Denver officials using piloted drones on Wednesday.
The first delivery was sent to the police department. Fire departments and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock also received the doughnuts in efforts to celebrate National Doughnut Day – a day observed in memory of those who served in World War I.
Owing to Federal Aviation Administration regulations, drones are allowed only within short-ranges and organisers ensured they complied with federal rules. Chris Bonnet, CEO of Drone Dispatch, said, “We’re doing it in a completely legal manner. We have very short deliveries from the drone, where we have a safe take-off location and the landing area has a Drone Dispatch team member to receive the box of doughnuts.”
In response to the delivery, the Mayor was thrilled. “This is how we’re going to become a more efficient 21st century nation and society quite frankly,” he added on Bloomberg.