Island hopping

The UK’s Royal Mail recently experimented with inter-island drone flights. Tom Batchelor hears about the trial and its wider implications

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Skyports’ vertical take-off drone transporting items to delivery points across the Isles of Scilly
Chris Gorman / Royal Mail

“We have been really excited about how the trial has operated”

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