When:
March 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, September 16, 1 PM – 4 PM
Precision Landing

Sunday, October 28, 1 PM – 4 PM
Loop-the-Hoop

Sunday, November 18, 1 PM – 4 PM
Relay Race

All competitors must be at least 8 years old to fly at the Drone Meet.

Fly a multi-rotor drone in one of several different skill-specific competitions held in the Hiller Aviation Museum Drone Plex.

Join a Drone Competition!

Fly with the best of the best in a thrilling series of multirotor competitions.  Each Drone Meet event focuses on a different skill in quadcopter flight, and utilizes the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Drone Plex facility.  Drone Meet events include:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Competition using a Museum-provided Drone appropriate for the event

Each Drone Meet features rounds at 1, 2 and 3 PM.  Events are included with Museum admission, but space for each round is limited.  Competitors must register at the Invention Lab (10 AM – 1 PM) or Drone Plex (1 PM – 4 PM) on the day of competition.

Event Descriptions

Precision Landing:  Master low-speed hovering and precise multirotor flight.  Practice landing on a designated target, then complete by flying to and landing within the smallest possible distance from the target in the time available!

Loop-the-Hoop:  Take on the challenge of flying up to, around and through an obstacle!  Learn the maneuvering needed to pass safely through a target loop, then race the clock to cleanly fly a loop routine in the shortest possible time!

Relay Race:  Fly like the air racers of old, completing a circuit around pylons spaced around the Drone Plex.  Fly in teams to complete the race without crashing ahead of the competition!