Since the best use for drones appears to be booze delivery (see California, Minnesota, and the Swiss Alps), a club in Las Vegas is now using the technology to deliver bottle service. According to Vegas Seven, Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel started using the technology over Memorial Day weekend. Loaded party goers can now shell out $20,000 for the opportunity to have their booze dropped off to them via flying robot. The price tag also includes an aerial photo of the group, so people can post just how much of a dummy they are on Instagram.
A spokesperson for the club tells the AP that the drone was originally brought in to "capture aerial footage of the thousands of partiers in the pool area" but that after they realized it could carry up to 12 pounds, they decided to use it to deliver booze. According to ABC News, the unmanned drone is operated by a pilot and a cameraman and it can fly in 30 mph winds, as well as climb up to 100 feet. The Daily Dot points out however, that while party goers in Vegas may love the idea of the drone, the Federal Aviation Administration might not: Government regulators currently prohibit the commercial use of drones. Go, watch a video of the drone drop off what looks to be a bottle of champagne:
Video: Marquee Drone Delivery
· Bottle Service? We've Got a Drone for That [Vegas Seven]
· Drone Delivers Drinks at Las Vegas Pool Parties [AP]
· Drone Bottle Service Debuts at Vegas Club [ABC News]
· The Only Thing Douchier than Bottle Service? [Daily Dot]
· All Drone Coverage on Eater [-E-]