Dry-Cleaners Launching Deliveries By Drone In Manayunk - FOX 35 News Orlando

Dry-Cleaners Launching Deliveries By Drone In Manayunk

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane.

No, it's your dry-cleaning.

A local dry-cleaning company is using new technologies to soar over the competition, FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reported.

Eyes are watching the sky over Philadelphia's Manayunk section these days. Call it the newest way to get your dry cleaning right to your doorstep.

It's the brain child of the people at Manayunk Cleaners. Co-owner harry says it's a high-flying way to stand out and change the game.

Similar to a Domino's Pizza project, Manayunk Cleaners says they'll randomly pick a customer by computer every month to have their clothes shipped by air.

The drone comes to your house, makes noise, you open up the door, you take it and that's it.

The fly guy is Joe Munoz behind the controls.

"We'll probably come to your place and then fly to your house maybe a block or two away. Because the idea is to give you a little bit of an event," he said.

Many people were surprised by what they saw while walking down Main Street but like the idea. Even kids find it uplifting.

Manayunk Cleaners will launch it next month.

The drone can carry a couple pounds of clothes and has a range of a few thousand feet. It can even fly as high as 400 feet before interfering with air space regulation, Kinchen reported.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

    75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:02:06 GMT
    "I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers atThe Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Eveshamhorrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. "That's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walkingwhen a man came up alongside her and violently grabbe...
    "I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers atThe Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Eveshamhorrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. "That's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walkingwhen a man came up alongside her and violently grabbe...
  • Local Military Family Behind 'Goodbye Monsters' Book, Protector

    Local Military Family Behind 'Goodbye Monsters' Book, Protector

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:16 GMT

    A South Jersey veteran and his wife responded to bedtime fears with a new book called "Goodbye Monsters," and it comes with a protector!

    A South Jersey veteran and his wife responded to bedtime fears with a new book called "Goodbye Monsters," and it comes with a protector!

  • Clerk Shot During Wilmington Liquor Store Robbery

    Clerk Shot During Wilmington Liquor Store Robbery

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:38:37 GMT
    A surveillance camera catches it all as two workers at Cutrona Liquors in Wilmington struggling to keep a gunman out of their North Market Street shop.
    A surveillance camera catches it all as two workers at Cutrona Liquors in Wilmington struggling to keep a gunman out of their North Market Street shop.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices