DRL Lowers Pilot Age to 16 Years Old #drone #droneday
DroneDJ interviewed Ashley Ellefson about the age change:
1. What will lowering the age do for the sport and the wider drone industry?
Lowering the age raises the stakes for the sport of pro drone racing. As DRL recruits the world’s best pilots, opening up our roster to younger talent will help drive more thrilling competition and create new career opportunities for the FPV (First Person View) community that spans all ages across the world. We’ve seen some insanely fast pilots under eighteen who love racing drones and have what it takes to fly professionally — and we’re excited to watch them rise into the league.
DRL hopes to bring in new under 18 talent into drone racing with the 2020 DRL season. If the young pilots are dedicated and train hard there’s no doubt we will see them standing on the podium. The Drone Racing League also creates all its drones in-house along with a drone racing simulator to introduce new pilots to the sport.
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