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Drone enthusiasts around the world are celebrating the first International Drone Day today. Among them are several hundred people gathered on a dry lake bed between Las Vegas and Boulder City.
Las Vegas was chosen as the host city for the worldwide lead event on the International Drone Day.
One of the highlights of the day is an attempt at a Guinness World Record for the most drones airborne at one time. “There are some frequency restrictions, but we are hoping for several hundred,” event organize David Oneal told News 3.
It is one of over 130 teams throughout the world that are coming together on one day to educate the public about the positive ways in which drones are used to better society in many beneficial ways. The organization’s mantra is: “Drones are Good!”
Flight demonstrations were going on at El Dorado Dry Lake Bed while speeches and panel discussions are planned from 3 p.m. onward at Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino.
The day will highlight the positive uses of unmanned drone aircraft, through demonstrations including search and rescue missions, FLIR technology, long range flight, aerial cinematography tutorials and drone swarming. There will also be drone racing, free flight – and the opportunity to fly a drone!
The Las Vegas event will also include speeches and a panel discussion by drone celebrities including Las Vegas headliner Anthony Cools, the Roswell Flight Test Crew, Jim Bowers of S.W.A.R.M., That Drone Show, The Drone Girl, Las Vegas Drone and FPV Club, Amelia Dronehart, and more.
Topics include the economic impact of drones, drones in journalism, women that fly remote control aircraft, the importance of flying safely, how to start a drone business, drone swarming technology, and using drones in search and rescue.
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