UPDATE: NEW DATE! Calling all drone racers and enthusiasts: The City of New Albany has partnered with AT Drone Racing to bring you the New Albany Cup on June 10th!
"The city of New Albany is a community that embraces fun," stated Mayor Gahan. "This event will be a great educational and learning opportunity for residents to see firsthand and get their hands on new and upcoming technology."
The New Albany Cup is a drone event featuring a MultiGP drone racing event. The New Albany Cup is part of the larger FPV Race League season, totaling 5 events throughout the Kentuckiana area. For more information about the FPV Race League, please visit their website here: https://www.fpvraceleague.com/
Saturday Schedule, June 10th (MultiGP Event)
11am - noon: Practice runs for racers.
Racers will have time to adjust for any video issues, test out the course, and free fly. Spectators are encouraged to visit the tent line to learn more about drones from the experts! There will be audience giveaways and raffles ongoing.
Noon - 4pm: Qualifier Racing
Heats will begin to determine placement for the main event, a 16 person head to head race. Between each heat, there will be a 25 minute break for free flight, aerial photos, drone tricks, etc.
4pm - 6pm: The Main Event
The final 16 will meet for head to head racing. 2 quads at a time will go head to head, with the first racer to 4 laps advancing to the next round until a winner is determined.
Come join us for an epic weekend of high-speed drone racing on the riverfront. Protective netting will be set up to ensure the safety of all spectators. Feel free to bring a cooler and some snacks (no alcohol permitted) down to the event. You are also free to bring your own drone for the free-fly portions of the event and show off your skills. There will be raffles and giveaways throughout the event, including numerous drone giveaways!
Special thanks to our sponsors of the first ever New Albany Drone Cup!
WDRB Fox in the Morning: http://www.wdrb.com/story/35607370/new-albanys-first-ever-drone-festival-flies-into-the-riverfront-amphitheater
Wave 3: http://www.wave3.com/story/35611925/new-albany-gears-up-to-host-first-drone-race
WDRB Weekend Morning
News and Tribune: http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/weekend-drone-festival-in-new-albany-offers-races-new-tech/article_09cd733c-4c85-11e7-a04b-eb664ed33530.html
Tent Reservations & Vendors
AT Drone Racing
CQR - Cincy Quad Racers
Louisville Drone Club
Drone Parts Louisville