Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Showcases Drone Technology

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 3:30pm

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (December 2, 2013) - Maybe you saw the news about Amazon's plans to ship products via drones at some point in the future. Well, Amazon's not the only organization tapping into state-of-the-art drone technology.

In a new video, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater showcases a local photographer who captures images of the area like never before utilizing the unmanned radio-controlled devices.

The two systems are similar, however. Local resident Kevin Starkey is utilizing a quadcopter, a radio controlled device with four rotors, which is equipped with an onboard camera that links to flight goggles.

The result is incredible footage of parks, beaches, attractions and hotels throughout St. Pete/Clearwater from perspectives never seen before---like the photo above of the Renaissance Vinoy in downtown St. Pete. The flying device and technology goes places manned-vehicles can't---like under tree limbs at Philippe Park or alongside buildings, and the resulting images are like none you've ever seen before.

See for yourself.

Downloadable Resources
St. Pete/Clearwater Drone Video
HD B-Roll
High-Res Destination Images