Advertising by Drone Flies Into Philly Skies (VIDEO)

A 19-year-old former college student launches aerial advertising company. An aerial advertising assault is about to descend on Philadelphia. It’s not coming by helicopter, blimp or plane, but instead by drone.

DroneCast, a newly-formed high-flying advertising company, took its first official flight on Monday afternoon — launching from Eakins’s Oval along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

“It’s very targeted advertising and all we need to do is put the coordinates in and it flies,” said GauravJit Singh, the company’s 19-year-old founder and CEO. The former Drexel bio-engineering major said he came up with the idea after learning about Amazon’s plans to deliver packages using the unmanned machines. … (Read more)