- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:30AM
KFC chicken wings really flew when they were collected from an Auckland drive-thru by a drone.
Ollie Mason-Clarke, who is known on social media as the King of Cheat Meals, filmed the drone video in collaboration with Visualise Media and it's been a hit online.
Mason-Clarke said the video wasn't a marketing stunt for KFC.
"It was just a fun project I wanted to do," he said.
He followed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidelines and chose the Lynfield KFC because the drive-thru borders a park, so the drone didn't have to be flown over any roads.
A spokeswoman for Restaurant Brands said Mason-Clarke worked with KFC's ops team, health and safety manager and store manager to ensure safety of staff and customers during filming.
"It's a cleverly constructed and fun piece of fan-made content by the King of Cheat Meals," the spokeswoman said.
"KFC drive-thrus are strictly for use by customers in vehicles and, given CAA regulations, the use of a flying drone is not permitted."
Comment has been sought from CAA.
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.
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