Melbourne, FL, August 22, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The largest drone racing league in the world reached a major milestone recently. Earlier this month MultiGP registered its 20,000th pilot, an amazing accomplishment from a racing league that is just two years old. “The growth of Drone Sports, and the growth of MultiGP, is due to the passion of our pilots,” says Shawn O’Sullivan, Press and Public Relations Officer for MultiGP. “MultiGP completed over 3,500 successful events in 2016, and we have already completed over 2,600 events to date in 2017.”
MultiGP’s success is due in large part to its volunteer chapter organizers; the events are run professionally and safely by members of the drone racing community who give their time to organize events and races. With close to 600 chapters worldwide, MultiGP is not only the largest drone racing group, but one of the largest grassroots racing organizations in the world. Local MultiGP race chapters often hold “Fun Flys,” where they welcome the general public to come out and experience First Person View (FPV) drone racing for themselves (FPV pilots fly their drones by wearing VR-Style goggles so they can “see” what they drone sees in real time). Many pilots carry a spare set of FPV goggles, so a spectator can “ride along” with the pilot as they speed through gates and obstacles.
“It is very exciting to help grow a new sport,” said Chris Thomas (@Multi_GP), Founder of MultiGP. “You will even get a chance to see MultiGP on NBC Sports during the National Championship this year.”
On any given weekend, drone pilots from every state in the nation assemble to challenge each other to see who is the fastest pilot around. Points are tallied and tabulated throughout the year, letting pilots know where they stand in the ranks, leading up to the National Championships. This year’s National Championship will be held in Reno, Nevada during the National Championship Air Races, an event that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators annually.
Over 7,000 pilots nationwide; over 20,000 pilots worldwide
MultiGP race chapters are divided into 6 Regions, with 14 Regional Divisions
Almost 400 Multi GP race chapters nationwide, 600 chapters worldwide
Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership required to compete
Standardized Universal Time Trial (UTT) tracks allows pilots to
compete against other pilots from around the world
MultiGP constantly welcomes the general public to visit a race, and join a local chapter
MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 600 MultiGP Chapters and 20,000 pilots worldwide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com
To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter - @Multi_GP