Incoming! Drones deliver ice cream in Lincolnshire beach trial

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Beachgoers in Mablethorpe could soon have their favourite chilled snack delivered to them on the beach by drone.

In what is believed to be the first trial of its kind in the UK, sun-worshippers would be able to order from a menu of over six varieties of ice cream using a mobile app.

When an order is placed the app, which is currently in development, it would alert Rock & Ices Limited, the ice cream shop located on the promenade at Mablethorpe.


The order will be prepared and then loaded on the drone for delivery.

Using GPS co-ordinates, the drone promptly delivers the ice cream via an approved flight path to the customer. is the drone company behind the trails. People can follow updates from them via their Facebook page. 

Chief operator, Michael Kheng, said: “We are really pleased to be involved in this project. Many companies are looking at deliveries by drone. We need to keep at the forefront of the industry and try to lead rather than follow.”

This story was published first on Lincolnshire Reporter. Read more here.

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