An estimated 12.5 million pizzas will be ordered on Super Bowl Sunday. Many of those transactions will be made with an app and, with the exception of the delivery person, you could do the entire transaction without interacting with a human. Soon enough you might not even need the delivery person.

The future is here New York so get ready to have your fast food, mail and products delivered to your doorstep via drone.

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The use of drone technology has exploded over the last 10 years. In Australia KFC have used their drone force to deliver meals to over 100,000 customers. CBS News reports that Walmart is using an on-demand delivery service with drones in Arkansas and Dominos is said to be the first company to deliver pizza via drone.

One of the biggest hurdles for New York State joining this space age advancement is getting the FAA on board.

Late last year Governor Hochul announced that the New York Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site has secured approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones beyond visual line of sight across the entire 50 miles of airspace within New York's Drone Corridor.

New York's state-of-the-art drone corridor further cements the state's position as the global leader in this evolving market for cutting-edge drone technology, Governor Hochul

Photo by Aditya Chinchure on Unsplash
Photo by Aditya Chinchure on Unsplash

Of course the use of drones won't be used simply to deliver your chicken wings when you have the munchies. New York State intends to use this advancement to assist the New York State Thruway Authority inspect bridges and the DEC with environmental missions, to name a couple.

With this big step forward it won't be long before you are shouting, Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's my lunch!

Drone Captures Images of the Breathtaking Lake George Ice Castles

Many in our area are excited for another season in the Adirondacks and the Lake George Ice Castles. Set to open for the season later this Winter, this year's exhibit
the Ice Castles will be expanded and enhanced in year two, and some of the significant additions include, an ice bar, whimsical winter characters for meet-and-greets, and new light features according to Town officials.

This magical display debuted last winter in the ADKs and is set to open later this year, and weather permitting, it will run through the entire 2023 Winter Season.
Check out these spectacular drone photos taken above the Lake George Ice Castles by the Adirondack Drone Company in Crowne Point. These images were taken last winter and showcase the sheer, sparkling beauty of these icy gems - quickly becoming one of Upstate's most-beloved attractions.

Identify These Capital Region Landmarks From Satellite Photos

Google Maps is a pretty amazing thing. Google Satellite Images are even more amazing considering what they can capture with a camera miles above the earth's surface. So let's have a little fun and see if you can identify some Capital Region landmarks from the great beyond. Check out each satellite photo below, followed by a street view angle to see if ya got 'em right!

Drone Over Cohoes Falls Produces Stunning Images of this Natural Wonder

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