Federal Drone Pilot Program Overview

The Town of Holly Springs supports the lawful and safe operation of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles represent a significant part of the future of transportation, and Holly Springs supports this technology to better the lives of its citizens and Town. Drone operators shall respect the safety and privacy of the public. For applicable drone laws and regulations visit FAA.gov/UAS and NCDOT.gov/divisions/aviation/uas. Holly Springs is committed to keeping current on drone laws and technologies and will adopt best drone practices and technologies as they are developed and proven.

Holly Springs is on the cutting edge of smart transportation technology by being part of the first wave of communities supporting drone delivery services.

Flytrex, the Israeli start-up responsible for launching the world’s first autonomous urban drone delivery system in Reykjavik, Iceland, is operating in Holly Springs in partnership with Causey Aviation, the program operator, as well as NCDOT and the Town of Holly Springs. Service includes takeout delivery from Holly Springs Towne Center to a delivery location at Ting Park, across the park road from the tennis courts.

Holly Springs and Flytrex are part of a broad-ranging, multi-year national program to safely test innovative uses of drones. They are working with the N.C. Department of Transportation, which heads a team of industry and government partners.