Burritos in the sky: Chipotle tests drone deliveries at VT

FILE - This Dec. 27, 2015 file photo, shows a Chipotle restaurant at Union Station in Washington. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Flying burritos will soon be a reality over Virginia Tech.

Chipotle is taking part in a test this month that will let some of the university’s students and staff have their favorite tortilla-wrapped meal delivered by drone.

Virginia Tech is conducting the test with Project Wing , a unit of Google owner Alphabet Inc., which makes self-flying devices that deliver food, medicine and other goods.

Chipotle’s burritos will be put together at a food truck and then loaded on a drone.

Mark Blanks, director of Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership says the flights will take place at an undisclosed site on Virginia Tech property, but not at the main campus in Blacksburg.

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