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Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Manatee County drone program helps Longboat Key monitor red tide conditions

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Alex Harkinson, Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko watch as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK was in the air.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson, Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko watch as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK was in the air.

Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

The DJI Matrice 300 RTK has thermal imaging and shoots in 4K resolution.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

The DJI Matrice 300 RTK has thermal imaging and shoots in 4K resolution.

Lea Harper, Alex Harkinson, Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko watch as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK was in the air.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Lea Harper, Alex Harkinson, Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko watch as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK was in the air.

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Contracted senior multimedia production specialist Melissa Matisko has helped Manatee County with its drone program.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Contracted senior multimedia production specialist Melissa Matisko has helped Manatee County with its drone program.

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Alex Harkinson caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Lea Harper, Alex Harkinson, Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko watch as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK was in the air.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Lea Harper, Alex Harkinson, Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko watch as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK was in the air.

Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Alex Harkinson and Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson and Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Buildings and facilities technology coordinator Hjalmar Pachas guided the DJI Matrice 300 RTK to a safe landing.

Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Drone footage captured on Friday by Manatee County crews shows the Gulf of Mexico's red tide conditions right across from Bayfront Park. The darker areas tend to show where concentrations of the red tide algae may be present.

Alex Harkinson and Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson and Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Lea Harper and Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Lea Harper and Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Alex Harkinson caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Alex Harkinson and Lea Harper showed their Federal Aviation Administration licenses.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson and Lea Harper showed their Federal Aviation Administration licenses.

Alex Harkinson and Melissa Matisko chatted on the beach while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson and Melissa Matisko chatted on the beach while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas prepared the DJI Matrice 300 RTK before it took off.

Alex Harkinson caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Alex Harkinson prepares himself to catch the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Alex Harkinson prepares himself to catch the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Hjalmar Pachas flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro back safely.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro back safely.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Hjalmar Pachas (middle) and Melissa Matisko (right) flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Alex Harkinson (left) looks on.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas (middle) and Melissa Matisko (right) flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Alex Harkinson (left) looks on.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko flew the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Melissa Matisko and Alex Harkinson chatted on the beach while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko and Alex Harkinson chatted on the beach while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Hjalmar Pachas caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Hjalmar Pachas caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas caught the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Hjalmar Pachas (far right) looks on.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Hjalmar Pachas (far right) looks on.

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko chatted on the beach.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko chatted on the beach.

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Hjalmar Pachas (far right) looks on.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko watches her screen while flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Hjalmar Pachas (far right) looks on.

Melissa Matisko, Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson watched as the DJI Mavic 2 Pro flew in the air.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Melissa Matisko, Hjalmar Pachas and Alex Harkinson watched as the DJI Mavic 2 Pro flew in the air.

Manatee County's DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and DJI Mavic Pro drone sit side by side.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Manatee County's DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and DJI Mavic Pro drone sit side by side.

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko chatted on the beach.

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 |

Hjalmar Pachas and Melissa Matisko chatted on the beach.

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