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Local Bakersfield club custom builds drones to race in new sport

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – You’ve seen drone footage showcasing landscapes, and even disaster stricken areas, but the new technology is being used for something completely different by a group of men in Bakersfield.  The Bakersfield Multi Rotor Club is the only official drone racing club in Bakersfield. Nicholas Barton, a member of …

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Flying Robot International Drone Film Festival Brings the Best of Aerial Filmmaking to San Francisco – SF Station

Credit: Eye On Drones Drone enthusiasts – start your engines! The Flying Robot International Film Festival (FRiFF) returns to San Francisco to showcase their curated collection of short-length drone films and to celebrate the filmmakers who made them. The single-evening event at the Roxie Theater will a premiere screening followed by …

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Flying Robot International Drone Film Festival Brings the Best of Aerial Films to San Francisco – SF Station

Credit: Eye On Drones Drone enthusiasts – start your engines! The Flying Robot International Film Festival (FRiFF) returns to San Francisco to showcase their curated collection of short-length drone films and to celebrate the filmmakers who made them. The single-evening event at the Roxie Theater will a premiere screening followed by …

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Middle schoolers take part in drone race

And we have take off. On Monday, drone teams from Long Cane Middle School and Callaway Middle School competed in the first ever drone race between the local schools. Both the indoor and outdoor courses proved challenging, though not impossible, for students to complete. During these races, students had the …

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He doesn’t just fly drones, he races them… and gets paid thousands to do it

AJ Goin’s plan to use a drone to record motorcross races led to a growing passion for drone racing. (WSYX/WTTE) LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —  AJ Goin just wanted a way to record his motocross races. So, he ordered a drone. Then, he started racing those. “Drone racing has become …

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Saudi Arabia to host Drone racing’s World Championship

The Drone Racing League is heading to the Middle East — taking its fast-flying, mad-cornering FPV drones to Saudi Arabia, the first professional drone racing ever in the Kingdom. According to Gearbrain, for the 7th and final race in September 2018 Allianz World Championship, DRL will bring the final eight …

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Drone racing: How an underground hobby took flight to become a competitive sport

Posted October 26, 2017 11:13:38 External Link: A video by Mark Cocqio of 2016 drone racing world championships course. Related Story: Drone racing champs: Australia’s fastest crowned at weekend of speed Related Story: Game of Drones: The new frontier in high-speed racing If you’ve ever dreamt of flying through the …

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Trump to Launch Drone Pilot Program for a Neighborhood Near You

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign a memo Wednesday establishing a pilot program to better integrate unmanned aircrafts into national airspace, the White House said, hoping to lay the groundwork for more modern regulations to keep up with a society keen on drones. According to the White House, unmanned …

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UK Drone Report Highlights Pilot Demographics

While the legislative landscapes around the world differ in relation to drones and their use, it’s probably fair to say that the demographics of pilots are fairly similar across the board. Today some interesting research has been released by UK distributor DronesDirect. Among the headlines are the fact that the …

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2018 Final Race in Saudi Arabia

The Drone Racing League is heading to the Middle East — taking its fast-flying, mad-cornering FPV drones to Saudi Arabia, the first professional drone racing ever in the Kingdom. For the 7th and final race in the 2018 Allianz World Championship, DRL will bring the final eight FPV pilots to …

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Pilots to Race in Saudi Arabia for DRL 2018 World Championship

After establishing itself as the world’s biggest and boldest drone racing organization, Drone Racing League (DRL) has been working hard to take the sport global. Its 2017 world championship was decided at a race in London’s Alexandra Palace. Next year DRL is going even further, hosting the final event of …

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The Drone Racing League (DRL) Announces 2018 Allianz World Championship In Saudi Arabia

“With a rapidly growing fanbase in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East, we felt it was crucial to expand our presence locally and debut our iconic 2018 race there,” said DRL CEO/Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “We’re thrilled to partner with the GSA of Saudi Arabia to deliver the sport of …

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