DHL Outlines Plan to Deliver Medicine to a Remote German Island via Drone

German parcel shipping company DHL has outlined plans to deliver medicine to the small, remote island of Juist via drone. The unmanned quadcopter will make the seven-and-a-half mile trip and DHL employees will take it from there.

The drone will land on a specified field in Juist, where DHL couriers will retrieve the parcels and deliver them to residents and vacationers on the island. DHL said pilots on the ground in Norddeich will stay in contact with air-traffic controllers and monitor the drone in case they need to intervene.