Toronto International Drone Day Celebration and the Autobotix Drone Cross FPV Race

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  1. jscully

    jscully Joe Scully, Race Director

    Celebrate International Drone Day in Toronto!

    Join us for "International Drone Day" in Toronto on Saturday May 7th from 10a-6p at the Vaughan Sportsplex II as FPV Racing Events and Autobotix host International Drone Day Festivities as the Official Toronto location for International Drone Day.



    Featuring:

    • Trade Show Displays of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    • Aerial Video and Photography
    • Vendors of all things FPV and Drone
    • Interactive Drone Zone for everyone to try flying!
    • Drone Demonstrations
    • Keynote Presentations on the Drone Industry
    • FREE ATTENDANCE FOR THE PUBLIC!
    • Food Concessions and Licensed Spectator Area
    • Professionally Produced FPV Racing





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    International Drone Day - Saturday May 07, 2016

    Schedule:

    10am - 6pm Trade Show Open

    1pm Feature Drone Presentation





    Address:

    Vaughan Sportsplex II

    8301 Keele St,

    Concord, ON

    L4K 1Z6



    Tickets:

    Register for FREE at Eventbrite.com





    Press Release:

    'International Drone Day' takes place Saturday May 7th 2016. This follows the success of the first International Drone Day in 2015, which saw over 40,000 people in 50 countries take part.


    Drones continue to be an often controversial topic, and so International Drone Day 2016 is set to be even larger than last year. Hundreds of teams throughout the world will hold events to educate those outside of the drone community about the many positive ways in which drones are used to better society. The mantra of those taking part is “Drones are Good!”



    In partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics 'AMA', International Drone Day event activities vary by team and include drone racing, aerial photography and videography instruction, and search and rescue demonstrations. All events are open to the public and press, with photographs, filming and interviews welcome.



    We would love you to attend an International Drone Day event. The Toronto, Ontario event will take place at Vaughan Sportsplex II, 8301 Keele St, Concord, ON L4K 1Z6 from 10am - 6pm on Saturday May 7th. The Toronto event is led by FPV Racing Events and Autobotix FPV Racing Products. Joe Scully (FPV Racing Events) is an internationally renown FPV Drone Racing Director tasked with event management, logistics, execution and commentary with an event roster spanning Canada (Ontario and Alberta), America (Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and Ohio) and France. Paul Dowling (Autobotix FPV Racing Products) is the owner of a Toronto-based Drone Manufacturer and parts distributor with decades of RF Technology experience and an abundance of tenure in the UAV-space.



    International Drone Day is supported by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, ONAGOFly, AirVuz, MultiGP, and International Drone Marketing



    Sponsors of the Toronto event are ReadyMadeRC, ImmersionRC, TrueRC Canada, Scorpion Power Systems, New Generation Hobbies, DPC AV, Airvid, Drone Racer Tee Shirts, Detroit Multirotor Company, Autobotix, Team Blacksheep, Sasquatch Labs and Fat Shark RC Vision Systems.



    International Drone Day was founded by Sarah and David Oneal, of “That Drone Show”. They comment: “International Drone Day is hosted by the drone community for the public. It's an opportunity for people that have heard of drones to find out more about them. As a result of International Drone Day 2015, vast numbers of people now understand that drones are used in good ways – from being used to save lives in search and rescue, to providing more efficient ways to monitor crops, to producing beautiful photographs. International Drone Day also highlights the much needed economic boost provided by drones, and shows that drones are fun!"



    Register for Toronto International Drone Day for FREE at Eventbrite.com



    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION



    Key points:

    • The goal of is to educate the public that “drones are good” by highlighting their positive applications
    • Over 150 teams in 50 countries are taking part
    • All events are open to the press and public
    • International Drone Day 2016 is Saturday 7 May 2016
    • International Drone day was founded by: David Oneal and Sarah Oneal, hosts of “That Drone Show” and producers of the documentary “The Drone Invasion”
    • More than 40,000 people in 150 countries participated in International Drone Day 2015

    Press contact information for International Drone Day:

    David Oneal and Sarah Oneal

    Email info@thatdroneshow.com

    Telephone +1 949.527.5927 or +1 949.887.6937

    Twitter: @thatdroneshow

    Instagram: @thatdroneshow

    Facebook: That Drone Show or International Drone Day

    YouTube: That Drone Show

    Web thatdroneshow.com or internationaldroneday.com



    Press contact information for International Drone Day Toronto:

    Joe Scully

    scully@FPVracingevents.com

    416.931.2502



    Social media hashtags:

    #‎dronesaregood

    #‎IDD16

    #‎internationaldroneday



    Sponsors:

    • The AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) has stood for safety in the model aircraft community for decades.
    • ONAGOfly offers the worlds first small, low cost obstacle avoidance drone with high quality camera. - AirVuz provides an online platform which showcases professional, and amateur drone videos
    • InterDrone is a "must attend" drone conference. This year it is taking place September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas
    • MultiGP are a drone racing organization comprising of 275 Chapters around the world
    • International Drone Marketing provide marketing services to businesses operating in the drone space

    Positive uses of drones include:

    • Search and rescue
    • Law enforcement
    • Fire fighting
    • Environmental and marine research, conservation and preservation
    • Agriculture
    • Art (photography; cinematography)
    • Sport
    • STEM and STEAM

    Register for Toronto International Drone Day for FREE at Eventbrite.com



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  2. jscully

    jscully Joe Scully, Race Director

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    FPV Racing Events is excited to present the 2016 Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC spanning January through June 2016 at 4 select venues in Ontario, Canada.

    • $1,000 Cash Prize To Open Class Championship Race #6 Winner
    • PropZone at Select Races
    • New “Super Base Stations” for even stronger video than before
    • Podium Plaques for Top-3 in Each Class, Every Race
    • Series Trophies for Top-3 in Each Class
    • Tons of Sponsor Prizes to be awarded throughout the Series
    • Theme Races at almost every Event
    • Pilot Pit Areas (bring Table/Chair if possible)
    • Food Concessions and Licensed Spectator Area
    • And much, much more!

    Registration Now Open: Register Now!





    Round #5 - the Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC Official Toronto International Drone Day Celebration and the Autobotix Drone Cross FPV Race - May 6-7, 2016

    Join us for Racing in Toronto on International Drone Day Weekend! Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th the Vaughan Sportsplex II hosts Racing and International Drone Day Festivities as the Official Toronto location for International Drone Day.



    Featuring:

    • Trade Show Displays of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    • Aerial Video and Photography
    • Vendors of all things FPV and Drone
    • Interactive Drone Zone for everyone to try flying!
    • Drone Demonstrations
    • Keynote Presentations on the Drone Industry
    • FREE ATTENDANCE FOR THE PUBLIC!
    • Food Concessions
    • Professionally Produced FPV Racing

    Address:

    Vaughan Sportsplex II

    8301 Keele St,

    Concord, ON

    L4K 1Z6



    Map - Click HERE





    Classes:

    1. 4" Props (Micros Class)
    2. 5" Props / 220mm Minimum Wheelspan (250 Spec Class)
    3. 5" Props / no restriction (Race Spec)
    4. 3S / no restriction (3S Open)
    5. Open (Run What You Brung)
    6. Beginners (All MultiRotors Welcome)





    Individual Race Format:

    • Day #1 - Fun Fly, Free Fly, Controlled Practice, Theme Racing & Freestyle
    • Day #2 - Minimum of 1 Controlled Practice, Minimum of 3 Qualifying Rounds & Championship Races (everyone gets a Final Race!)
    • Rocket-Round Qualifying: Each Racer is seeded based on their Best Qualifier of the 3
    • Practice: 3 minutes on the Clock, Unlimited Laps, Fastest Lap Seeds Qualifier #1, #2 and #3 when available
    • Qualifying: 3 minutes on the Clock, scoring the fastest Five consecutive laps
    • Championship Mains: 5 Lap Races. Lower Seeds (i.e. D-Main) fly first. The Top Racer in that Race advances a grouping higher (i.e. the C-Main)





    Schedule:

    Day 1 (FRIDAY NIGHT) May 6:

    • 6pm Registration Opens
    • Controlled Practice
    • Theme Races / Freestyle

    Day 2 (SATURDAY) May 7:

    • 8:00am Open for Pilots and Vendor Set-up
    • Managed Practice (Fill the Seat)
    • 10am Pilot Meeting // Doors open for Public "International Drone Day"
    • 10:15am Qualifier #1
    • 1pm International Drone Day Demonstrations
    • Qualifier #2
    • Qualifier #3
    • 4pm Championship Mains







    Race Fees:

    • $40 - First Class, $30 - Second Class, $20 - Third Class, $10 - Fourth Class
    • Practice Fees are inclusive of Race Fees
    • $10 - "on the day fee" for cash payments onsite (Entries confirmed via PayPal and Season Pass Holders Exempt)
    • Race Fees are non-refundable after a pilot has completed 1 lap in practice, though special circumstances may apply.

    RACEBAND/Craft Preparation:



    All of the information you need to get your Craft Raceband Ready is available here: http://fpvracingevents.com/racing-event-rules/ (note: VTX's and Transponders will be provided, however, it is recommended that every racer use their own 25mW RaceBand compatible Transmitter, mounted in a manner that the dip switches are accessible. Transponders will be iLaps infrared technology, which will work off an open 5v Channel, and personal transponders are available here: http://rclapcounter.com/





    RULES/REGULATIONS:

    Individual Race Rules: Here

    2016 Series Rules: Here

    Racing Registration Now Open: Register Now!
     

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