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Amazon starting drone deliveries in California town later this year


Amazon today announced that Lockeford, California will be “among the first” locations in U.S. getting access to the company’s burgeoning drone delivery, Prime Air. Lockeford is a small, census-designation place of about 3,500, located roughly half-an-hour from Stockton. It’s also, fittingly, the one-time home of aviation pioneer, Weldon B. Cooke.
The company says it’s currently working with the FAA to help secure permission for drone-based deliveries, which are planned to begin before the end of the year. Select users in the area will begin to receive the option for drone deliveries on thousands of items. The drones can carry five pounds of payload at speeds up to …

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