Drones play a key role in documenting crime scenes, finding missing persons, and assisting with other routine problems at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
In an emergency situation, when every second counts, making the right decision quickly can mean the difference between life or death. The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual gives firefighters a tactical advantage as it can help pinpoint the exact location of a fire inside a building or structure. Without a drone and a thermal camera locating a fire or deciding what door can be safely opened can be a deadly guessing game.
Manatee County in Florida could be breaking new ground for the drone industry with a new type of emergency response that involves the use of unmanned aircraft. The county is only a few approvals away from becoming the first county in the nation to use drones to assist 911 during an incident.
Drones are ‘absolutely fantastic’ says Stephen Kajiura, a shark specialist and professor from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Access to aerial footage from accessible and affordable drones help scientists better understand how these marine predators behave in real life.
Flying drones within a five-mile radius of the Naval Air Station and within a three-mile radius of Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse in Jacksonville, Florida is prohibited.
After his illegal drone flight over Disney World in Florida, the 40-year-old drone pilot received a trespassing warning. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a security guard from Disney World saw the unmanned aircraft hovering about 100 feet from Cinderella’s Castle. The unidentified Floridian drone pilot was caught by an off-duty Orange County deputy. The illegal drone flight over Disney World happened on May 20th, 2020.
In Florida, a drone photo from the Palm Beach Police Department that shows a pelican mid-flight raises the question if it’s legal to use a drone to patrol the beach.