World-First: Tri-City Drone Event Set For 2018

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2 February 2018

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World-First: Tri-City Drone Event Set For 2018

The World Drone Challenge is pleased to announce its world-first tri-city drone challenge has cleared a major hurdle with the federal regulator on its way for its inaugural event to be held in 2018.

As the event enters this next phase, details will be finalised before opening registrations to the general public in April, 2018.

Working closely with the team from Aviation Projects, and with the ongoing support of Moulis Legal, the World Drone Challenge’s preliminary proposal for operating the event has been endorsed, clearing a key barrier to hosting this world-first event.

World Drone Challenge CEO, Josh Keegan, said “this endorsement of our approach allows us to work closely with CASA to ensure the highest levels of safety will be maintained during the running of the event whilst also challenging the current limitations of drone technology”.

“The World Drone Challenge event is an innovative competition, calling for competitors from all over the globe.  To participate, competitors must have the capability to fly over 90km (50 nautical miles) from Toowoomba to Brisbane City, via Ipswich, whilst carrying a minimum payload of 50kg and performing various challenges”, Mr Keegan said.

The aim of the competition is to further progress the utility of drones by encouraging competitors to advance their overall endurance and capacity, whilst competing for a number of prizes.

More information is available on the World Drone Challenge website

For Press Enquiries and Image Assets please contact:

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david@worlddronechallenge.org

 

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