U.S. National Drone Racing Championships Start Tomorrow

New York Today: A Drone Invasion

 

 

 

 

 

” Swarms of them are descending on New York. Not birds. Not U.F.O.s. Not mosquitoes.

Drones.

  Starting Friday on Governors Island, more than 100 drones will zip across the sky, some as fast as 60 miles per hour, at the second annualU.S. National Drone Racing Championships.

  To fly them, nearly 150 pilots — selected from more than 1,000 who tried out at qualifiers around the country — wear goggles that allow them to see from the drone’s perspective.”

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” The pilots will fly their drones through gates, slalom past flags and show off acrobatic tricks, participating in several individual and team races. 

  Up for grabs: bragging rights, cash prizes and a chance to compete on Team U.S.A. at the first-ever world championships for drone racing this October in Hawaii.”

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