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Prescriptions sent to Walgreens via Wing Drones

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Wing drones are an innovative type of delivery vehicle. They use unmanned traffic management software that plans routes using local data, terrain and airspace. These aircraft can relay this information to other aircraft nearby and help customers navigate to their destination. Wing drones are equipped with fixed wings and hover propellers, which allow them to switch between plane and helicopter flight modes. Once they reach a customer's location, Walgreens employees will load them up.

Wing will manage a drone delivery center in Dallas-Fort Worth

Wing successfully completed a pilot in Christiansburg Virginia and is now working closely with Walgreens to bring their drone delivery services to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This partnership will allow Wing access to a fulfillment center located in Virginia, while Walgreens loads and unloads parcels in Texas. Both companies will have a smaller footprint and fewer employees to manage drone delivery services. A speed bump, painted walkways and a painted path will allow the drone to travel easily to customers' homes and other places. The companies will continue to gather community insight and test the technology once the pilot is operational.

Dallas-Fort Worth will be the first retailer to use drone delivery services. Wing will be working with Hillwood local delivery company to set up a Frisco Station drone delivery facility. This partnership is an important step forward in the drone delivery industry and could allow for similar deployments across other large cities.

The Wing app will deliver products

The drones are equipped with special unmanned transportation management software. This software allows the aircraft to plan the delivery route using local data, airspace, and terrain. This information will also be transmitted to other aircraft within the area in order to assist them in safely navigating to the customer. Drones equipped with hover propellers and fixed wings can transform from helicopter to plane-like flight. Employees will load the drone once a customer has placed their order.

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The trial program is a joint effort between Walgreens and Wing Aviation, a company owned by Alphabet. The companies plan to create a pilot program in Christiansburg (Virginia) where they will explore the possibilities for airborne delivery of wellness and health products. The location was chosen as it is close Virginia Tech University. Since 2016, drone delivery has been being tested in the area. Walgreens could benefit from the growing drone delivery market, and grow its revenue by partnering with Virginia Tech University. This is especially important considering that Walgreens stores are located within five miles of most residents.

FedEx will deliver prescriptions

Walgreens pharmacy and FedEx express division have partnered to allow drones delivery prescriptions in Christiansburg for the first-time. Walgreens hopes to improve customer service and remain competitive with this program. The partnership will also allow Walgreens to stay competitive against other large retail chains, like CVS. CVS recently launched a prescription service. The new technology could help Walgreens compete with larger retailers such as Amazon, which also has partnered with Wing to make healthcare deliveries by drones.

Alphabet is the parent company to Google and Walgreens, and Wing is an autonomous robotic drone. FedEx will use drones for delivery of prescriptions to Virginia businesses and homes. The service will start testing this fall. However, it is still unclear when the service will be offered in other cities. Although it is difficult to predict when or where Walgreens might roll out this service, it is an exciting step towards improving last mile delivery services.

Within minutes of placing your order, product orders will be processed

Walgreens customers can order product online or via the mobile application. Walgreens team members can receive incoming orders through tablets. They then find the product on the shelves, wrap it in plastic and attach it to the drone. The customer will be delivered by Wing associates. After the package has been delivered, the drone returns to home base. The customer will be happy and satisfied.

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During testing, Walgreens's first drone will deliver snacks and medicines to a Christiansburg, Va., neighborhood. The test will be flown by Wing Aviation, an Alphabet affiliate. The company anticipates that drone delivery will be available within minutes of placing an order. Walgreens also plans to offer drone delivery for groceries and other items.


Can I fly my drone within my local park

You can fly drones in parks around the globe. Safety concerns mean that not all countries allow drones to be flown in parks. See our list to see where drones can be flown legally for fun.

Do I require special training to fly a drone

No, you don’t have to learn any special skills in order for your drone to fly. A remote control unit is all you need. You also need to have some basic knowledge of flight mechanics.

Where can I purchase a drone?

There are many types of drones available online. Some prefer to purchase their drones via Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. Others prefer to purchase drones directly through the manufacturers.

What are the rules regarding drone operation?

The FAA must register your drone. This registration involves information such as the weight, size, battery capability, and operating frequency. You will also need to get an FAA identification number.


  • Research and Markets predict a growth rate of 51.1% over the next five years. (thedroneu.com)
  • According to Indeed, a drone pilot gets paid $25.73 per hour on average in the US. (dronesgator.com)
  • According to ZipRecruiter, the minimum hourly wage of drone pilots is $20. (thedroneu.com)

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Prescriptions sent to Walgreens via Wing Drones