Drones delivering masks to the Hospital

Drone technology is to be used to deliver protective equipment to a hospital on a Scottish island.

Over the next two weeks, masks and a dummy cargo will be flown between Oban in mainland Argyll and the Isle of Mull.

The 10-mile journey, normally involving a road trip and a 45-minute ferry sailing, should take only 15 minutes.

The trial could pave the way for drones to be used in the transport of medical test samples and other supplies.

The project, involving Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership, drone delivery firm Skyports and Thales, has required special permission from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Normally drones are only allowed to fly within line of sight of the pilot.

Source & Full Story: BBC News