Drone Racing Goes Mainstream

“In three days, we probably did seven years’ worth of learning,” said Scot Refsland, the chairman of the Drone Sports Association (DSA) and the organizer of the U.S. National Drone Racing Championship. “From the perspective of some of the individual pilots, I understand that there was some real frustration, but as far as establishing drone racing as a professional sport, it was a big success.”
Scot proudly reels of the achievements of the event, held August 5–7: the first live, national broadcast of a drone sporting event, the first event open only to pilots who had previously qualified at other races, and certainly the first to occur in a bustling metropolis with a constant parade of manned air traffic overhead.  For more click on image.

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by John Reid