Kenai Peninsula professionals are starting to look at using unmanned aerial vehicles for industries ranging from real estate to ecosystem management.
A crowd of about 50 professionals from around the peninsula got a glimpse into how businesses and agencies are using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, at a conference organized by the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Lands Department in Kenai on Tuesday. From fisheries management to city planning to real estate, the attendees listened to drone pilots and business owners get into the technicalities and various uses for the systems.
Drones are any aircraft without a human pilot aboard and can carry cargo, take pictures and stream video, among a variety of other uses. They’re useful for tasks that are unsafe for humans or even just mundane, said Roger Koppes of Gemini Aeronautics, a digital camera service using drones based in Kenai and