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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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Wallingford drone racer: ‘You crash, you build and you repeat’ – Meriden Record-Journal

Meriden Record-Journal Wallingford drone racer: ‘You crash, you build and you repeat’Meriden Record-JournalEarlier this year, Wallingford resident James Cullen stumbled upon a popular video online, and he was immediately infatuated with drone racing. “It was just the coolest thing ever and it started my addiction ever since,â€� Cullen said. Cullen …

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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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Wallingford resident among those racing drones in Connecticut – Meriden Record-Journal

Meriden Record-Journal Wallingford resident among those racing drones in ConnecticutMeriden Record-JournalEarlier this year, Wallingford resident James Cullen stumbled upon a popular video online, and he was immediately infatuated with drone racing. “It was just the coolest thing ever and it started my addiction ever since,â€� Cullen said. Cullen was one …

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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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DelivAir imagines a future where drones drop deliveries wherever you are – BGR

Drone delivery of packages and smallish goods is still nowhere near pervasive — or even a common sight — but some companies are already trying to figure out how to make it a more sophisticated thing than a drone simply flying to your house and gently setting down a parcel …

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What it takes to be a drone racer

Thanks to exposure on ESPN, the DRL is the most high-profile FPV race league, but it’s just one of several competitions vying to be the home of drone racing. The DRL is a small, closed league that takes elements of car racing, gaming and reality television to make drone racing …

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