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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 8:46pm   |   Updated Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

VIDEO: Local firm hosts International Drone Day in Brandywine Creek State Park.

By: Frank Gerace/Yossi Goldstein

A local company is hoping to spread the word that drones are good.
Skygear Solutions claimed it's countering a perception that drones are for killing people, shooting planes down, or spying.
"They're used for agricultural purposes, search-and-rescue, law enforcement, fun--there's competitive racing going on down the hill," said company CEO Daniel Herbert Sunday.
Beresford Davis, with RC Rotors and Aerial Media in Laurel, Maryland, said drones come in several sizes depending on what they're used for and what capabilities are needed.
"Law enforcement search-and-rescue will have a flare system, and one Click here to listen for bridge inspection," said Davis. "Then you have your movie stuff, like cinema stuff, commercials, and also--you got high-end cinema class with the red cameras--the bigger the camera, the bigger the drone."
Skygear hosted International Drone Day from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Brandywine Creek State Park, with a special permit from DNREC to get its message out. Normally, drones are not permitted in state parks.