Drone Day at Silver Street Park

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Drone Day comes to Silver Street Park (2043 Silver Street) on June 30th from 10am-5pm!

Drone Day is in its second year at the City of New Albany. This family-friendly event features high speed drone racing, workshops and presentations from some industry leaders and experts, and hands-on drone flight training so you can try your hand at some of the latest technology!

"I’d like to invite everyone out to Drone Day at Silver Street Park in New Albany," stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. "Whether you are an expert drone pilot or you've never flown, there is something for everyone at Drone Day!  Come out and play with the latest technology and have some great fun!"


This year's Drone Racing event is a Regional Qualifier event for the nationally recognized MultiGP Series. Drone pilots will average speeds of 70-90 MPH while utilizing first-person-view goggle technology to feel like they are actually in the cockpit of the drones. Races will take place in heats, and will run from 12pm until 5pm.

Pilots compete at the 2017 Drone Day at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

Pilots compete at the 2017 Drone Day at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

Custom Racing Drones on display at last year's event.

Custom Racing Drones on display at last year's event.


Presentations will be inside the Silver Street Park Sportsplex facility and will run from 11am until 1pm.

Evan Garmon: Drone Insurance. 

Evan Garmon works with Harpenau Insurance, who specializes in insurance for UAVs/Drones. There is a ton of information that commercial drone pilots need to know to keep them legal and flying safe. This workshop focuses on the details and requirements for commercial drone pilots.

Adrian Lauf: Modern Drones

Adrian Lauf is an assistant professor in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering in Louisville, KY. He is also the director of the Aerial Robotics Lab at the University of Louisville. This workshop will focus on new drone technology.

Jeremy Sandifer: Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) for Farm and Land Management

Jeremy Sandifer is the STEM Project Coordinator for Kentucky State University. This presentation will focus on sUAS and their applications in farming and land management.

Donnie Yeoman: Drones and Kids - Intro to Drones

Donnie Yeoman is a local drone pilot and enthusiast. This workshop serves as an introduction to drone technology and STEM for kids.