In a sport that looks more sci-fi than NASCAR, flying drones has taken off across the United States. Addison’s Cavanaugh Flight Museum will celebrate the fun and festivities of drone racing on Saturday, February 18, when they host the Drone Wars IV at Cavanaugh Flight Museum. These indoor races, which will be hosted in an 11,000 aircraft hangar, showcases drones competing head to head on a precision 3-D Line of Sight obstacle course.
In each heat, the winning drone will be the one which crosses the finish line first. The carefully crafted, netted course includes hoops, pylons, bridges, turns and slaloms. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third place. Registration can be made by contacting Cavanaugh Flight Museum.
Between heats, there will be opportunities for beginners to learn about drone flight and try out the sport in hands on test flights from area suppliers.
For information on Drone Wars and the museum, go to www.cavflight.org or call 972-380-8800, #115.
Event Details: Drone Wars IV
Dates and Times: Saturday, February 18, 2017
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Qualifying and Practice Rounds
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Elimination Rounds
Note – course will be open for practice rounds from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, February 17
Location: Cavanaugh Flight Museum
4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001
Admission: Race Entry: $25
Spectator Adults: $10
Spectator Children (4-12): $5
About the Cavanaugh Flight Museum:
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.
Most visitors opt to enjoy the Museum’s collections on a self-guided basis by reading the informative signs near each aircraft or display; however, formal museum-guided tours are also available by appointment. The Museum is open every day EXCEPT Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day — even offers birthday parties!
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