The Drone Racing League is Real, and It’s Spectacular

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Drone Racing is a new high speed competitive racing sport with skilled pilots flying quad-copter drones through three-dimensional courses at speeds up to 120mph… Where do we get our tickets?

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Ladies and gentlemen… Start! Your! Drones!

If you’ve ever wanted to sit in a stadium (or watch online) the world’s most elite pilots race their flying-nerd machines around a track and through obstacles, well, you’re in luck because the first official race is this month.

The Drone Racing League says, “Drone Racing is a new high speed competitive racing sport. Skilled pilots fly quad-copter drones through three-dimensional courses at speeds up to 120mph, and steer from the point of view of the drone by wearing First Person View (FPV) goggles that display a live image transmitted by an onboard camera.”

Six races around the world for pilots to earn season points. The pilots with most points qualify for the World Championship race, where it’s winner-take-all. Now, for the part you’ve been waiting for… Here’s a first look at The Drone Racing League.

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Tyler Becker

Director of Content, Social Media Week


Tyler is the Director of Content at Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He writes about digital media, entertainment, emerging tech, Internet silly-billies, mobile apps, and more. Oh, and he likes craft beer, travel, and podcasts.

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