Feb. 7, 2018 -

Professional Team Drone Racing Returns to Angel of the Winds Arena

 

The Pro Aerial League will be returning to Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington on Saturday March 17, 2018 for the third race of its 2017-2018 inaugural season.

The Pro Aerial League is the fastest growing professional drone racing league in the United States and has recently been recognized by the International Drone Racing Association as its “Startup of the Year”.  The Pro Aerial League is also the first drone racing organization to be promoted by Facebook’s Sports on Facebook channel. 

The Pro Aerial League has created an entirely new and spectator friendly racing format. Pro Aerial League races consist of (4) 20-minute periods of team racing and includes team runners on the course dodging drones that fly at speeds over 60 mph while trying to keep their teams in the air and completing laps.

“Our live events include fun and engaging family focused entertainment activities that both entertain and educate,” said Scott Whiteker, Pro Aerial League CEO. “With all of the media coverage about drones and the projected future growth, we are excited to partner with the local government organizations like Snohomish County to showcase the proper way to fly and how to have the most fun possible.”

“Drone racing is one of the emerging sports that is becoming popular for the youth and old to experience flying the drones,” said Tammy Dunn, Snohomish County Sports Commission Sports Development Director, “We are excited to partner with Pro Aerial League in bringing drone racing to Snohomish County.”

The Pro Aerial league also provides the opportunity for more people to learn how to fly a drone in the drone zone in fly Pro Aerial League race courses on the Liftoff flight simulator or go on pilot ride a-longs in the Fat Shark Fan Zone. Fans may also participate in family-friendly activities courtesy of Virtual Sports in Tukwila, Washington.

Reserved seat tickets for the March 17 event go on sale to the general public on February 9, 2018 and all activities are included.

For more information, visit www.snohomish.org.