Special to SEGAZINE
By SARAH LUNDGREN
The Brunswick News
While big-name businesses are bringing the discussion on drones to the forefront, Jekyll Island already has them beat.
No, the state-owned island doesnt have unmanned drones making door to door deliveries, but its certainly capitalized on the technology to capture a whole new world and a different view of the island.
What began as a simple project involving a Segway outfitted with a high-definition camera has now taken to the skies, says Kevin Udell, Jekyll Island Authority director of sales.
“This all started out when Eric Garvey, JIA chief information officer began a Segway HD camera tour. We got incredible shots and then he said, By the way, I have this glider we could use for shots up in the air,” Udell said. “Its morphed into the latest technology – drones.