AMA Drone Report 03.09.17: Drone Racing Speeds Up, SB 111 Update, NY Wants Drone Park?

Also: A Drone For Snapchat?, Evolution of FPV Drone Sports, More Good News–HB 1049 Dead

MultiGP has announced the launch of their 2017 regional race series, allowing drone racers to start qualifying for the 2017 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship, scheduled for Las Vegas this October. Over 5,400 pilots, from more than 450 MultiGP US Chapters, can participate in more than 70 Regional Qualifiers, followed by 14 Regional Finals in July. These events are designed to qualify the top ranked pilots eligible to compete for title of MultiGP Drone Racing Champion. After a briefing with AMA HQ, we’re pleased to report that one more bit of bad model aircraft news has turned out better than expected. The Governor of Utah getting ready to sign law S.B. 111 — which now includes protections for AMA members from altitude limits and airport approval requirements. These protections were achieved thanks to the hard work of many Utah members and clubs who went out of their way to help protect the hobby. Drones welcome in North Hempstead, NY? The town supervisor of this Long Island town has been gathering ideas from the public for features to be added to the town’s largest park, and a drone racing course is one of the options currently under consideration. Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth has spent several weeks getting public input for how to improve North Hempstead Beach Park. She said that her goal is to remake the park into a “beautiful, recreational destination.” All this — and MORE in today’s episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!

AMA Drone Report 03.09.17 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Monday, March 9th, 2017… Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

National Drone Racing Competition Heats Up
Model Aviation Prevails in Utah
Drone Racing Course Floated For North Hempstead’s Largest Park
Snap Eyes Possible Drone
Aero-TV: A Horizon Hobby Tutorial – The Evolution of FPV Drone Sports
More Good Model/Drone News — WA HB 1049 Dead

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