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Amsterdam Drone Week - Drone Racing World Series

Amsterdam Drone Week is not only the stage where safety and technology is discussed at the highest level, it also forms the place for international drone races.

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Amsterdam Drone Week is not only the stage where safety and technology is discussed at the highest level, it also forms the place for international drone races. Pilots from all over the world will compete with each other from November 27 to 29. They have to navigate their unmanned aircraft at high speed across a track and through aluminum obstacles wearing FPV goggles.

Among the participants in the Drone Racing World Series are two teenagers who can compete with the best drone racers in the world: the 11-year-old Erick Carratala from Spain and the 14-year-old South Korean Min Chan Kim. By comparison, the average droner is over forty years old. There's also remarkable drone pilots Lexie Janson and Nadeshda Boysen from Germany: women of 25 and 27 years old who hold their own in a male dominant sport. The provisional field further includes Karan Gharbharan and Thierry Ligeon from the Netherlands, Ivan Merino and Nacho Feced from Spain and Rafael Paiva from Brazil as special guest.

The races are organized by the Dutch company FormulaFPV and is set to take place three to four times a day and last half an hour. These spectacular races will be held in a specially prepared drone cage with the audience watching from stands. "During each demonstration, four visitors are picked from the audience and they get an extra experience. They receive video glasses, sit in front of the pilot and see the same as he does during the race," explains CEO Lars Sang Mo Boom. "The only thing missing is that they can drive the drone themselves." The shows will be presented by the renowned English sports commentator Regan Tetlow.

Boom says "Our goal is to introduce all policymakers who participate in Amsterdam Drone Week to drone racing. I think it's important that they realize that there are not only practical applications for drones such as inspection and delivery, but that dronesport and the Drone Racing World Series are also part of the drone industry."

The races are a prelude to the Drone Racing World Series next year. The demonstration phase will be over by then and in three tournaments - in Amsterdam, London and Hamburg it is fought out which country may call itself World Series Champion. Each country team consists of two pilots.

FormulaFPV will also take part in a panel discussion and a presentation about this fast-growing sport. Those interested can visit Amsterdam Drone Week for free by registering at https://www.amsterdamdroneweek.com.

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