7 things to know about Amazon drone delivery in California
Three months ago today, Amazon announced that customers in Lockeford, California, will be the first to see Prime Air drones delivering packages in their backyards. The company is currently awaiting a decision from the regulators on the possible environmental impact of its operations. But, in the meantime, here’s a lowdown on how Amazon plans to operate its commercial delivery drones in California.
1. Amazon drone delivery center location
The Prime Air Drone Delivery Center is located in an industrial area in Lockeford, within San Joaquin County. The facility includes a warehouse building with office space, a ground control station, an aircraft maintenance area, a battery storage area, parking, truck loading areas, as well as paved departure and arrival pads. The closest residential neighborhood is approximately 0.5 miles from this site. And the maximum distance an Amazon drone has been allowed by the FAA to travel from this site is four miles.