Amateur Qualifying Heats in Drones

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(FILES) A file picture taken on February 27, 2015 shows a drone (UAV) flying over Reims. Detecting micro-cracks on a wind turbine blade at sea or measuring the health of the cultivated lands: applications of civil drone increase, but the growing sector has difficulty in recruiting in France, the majority of operators having a freelancer status. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI

A qualifying heat will consist of a designated number laps flown by up to four pilots starting the race at the same time. The top eight pilots with the lowest total heat times will advance to the Finals.

Amateur Finals

Pilots with the best times from the qualifying heats will race to determine their placement and recognition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Amateur Class Award

Amateur class 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive prizes and recognition on the Drone Wars’ website as well as all Drone Wars related media channels.Aerial Acrobatics

Pilots will have an opportunity to show-off his or her skills to other pilots and spectators. Pilots will be provided with a designated flight area to perform any maneuver of choose within the area and within safety considerations. The Aerial Acrobatics will occur at the same time as the Drone Circuit, therefor a rotation around circuit heats will be determined. Pilots must indicate participation in the Aerial Acrobatics upon registration. Video samples should be submitted along with the registration as well. Amateurs should not register for the acrobatics.

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