The Tulsa Fire Department spent the day getting a bird’s-eye view.
They tried out a new aerial system that could help during a search and rescue efforts.
TFD says the technology is there for a different system that would help them find people or fight fires from the air.
It’s not a bird and it’s more than a toy.
It is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV, some might call it a drone.
It comes from Oklahoma State University where Dr. James Kidd is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
“This is one of many little airframes that we have, both fixed wing and multi-rotor aircraft,” Kidd said.
Kidd brought his team and airplane to Tulsa to show TFD what it can do.
“I think it’s a great learning experience for us today,” TFD Capt. Terry Sivadon said.