1. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Smith, FedEx, Regional President:
"We're excited to join Wing in launching the first US commercial drone delivery to residents here in Christiansburg, Virginia. The first ever to be delivered by drone to a residence"
2. Various of Wing launch event
3. UPSOUND (English) Unknown Speaker: "Drone is being loaded. 20 seconds"
4. Outside Sensmeier home
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Susie Sensmeier, Christiansburg, Virginia resident:
"I've always been impressed with things flying up there. And the drone with nobody flying it, it's remarkable."
6. UPSOUND (English) Susie Sensmeier, Christiansburg, Virginia resident: "There it is, there it is"
7. Outside Sensmeier home
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jay Merkle, Federal Aviation Administration:
"Working together with a lot of patience, perseverance and creativity, we charted the path to safely start package delivery, today, in a way that will help shape this industry as it evolves and adapts to the future."
7. Close of Wing sign
9. Wide of package arriving
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Smith, FedEx, Regional President:
"There's been a lot of talk about drones, today, we're actually doing it. We're actually delivering an e-commerce order to someones doorstep, the Sensmeier home, for the first time in US history."
11. Unboxing package
UPSOUND (English) Paul Sensmeier, Christiansburg, Virginia resident: "It's a vest"
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Smith, FedEx, Regional President:
"So we're obviously working closely with the Department of Transportation and the FAA to ensure that this is safe."
13. UPSOUND (English) Susie Sensmeier, Christiansburg, Virginia resident: "It is a little chilly out here"
14 UPSOUND (English) Reporter: "Did you ever think you'd see a day like that?"
SOUNDBITE (English) Susie Sensmeier, Christiansburg, Virginia resident: "No, I didn't think I would live that long or it wouldn't come during my lifetime, I'm thrilled."
A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver customers' Walgreens purchases in a test being conducted in a Virginia town.
Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive the approval in the U.S., beating out Amazon's Prime Air.
Eighty-one-year-old Susie Sensmeier was one of the first customers to receive a delivery via drone. A purple winter vest she ordered from Dick's Sporting Goods landed in her front yard Friday afternoon.
"I've always been impressed with things flying up there. And the drone with nobody flying it, it's remarkable," Sensmeier said.
Wing partnered with FedEx and Walgreens to perform the tests that began Friday in Christiansburg, Virginia.
"I think it's highly complimentary of the networks we have today and it definitely has it's place but I don't think it will serve every customer. It's really more to me about that point to point same day delivery," FedEx Regional President Richard Smith said.
Walgreens customers in the town will be able to order from a list of more than 100 items and get them delivered to their doors by drones.
The drones will start with a flying radius of about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from Wing's distribution facility in Christiansburg.
Wing has also launched tests in Australia and Helsinki, Finland.