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Drone racing in the French Alps
Could this mark the beginning of a new sport?
Airgonay drone club organized the first competitive drone race in the French Alps in an event that looked a lot like a Star Wars podrace. The lightweight drones were operated by 24 people in a three-lap circuit that saw speeds reaching up to 40 miles an hour.
Herve Pellarin, who is the President of the Airgonay drone club, hopes that the video will raise popularity for such events and clubs. The footage is impressive to say the least: watching drones weave their way through trees is like stepping straight into a sci-fi film.
If this does become an official sport, just remember that it all started with a small gathering of tech enthusiasts in the French Alps!
Further reading: Tackling Drones’ PR Problem