While the rest of the world may be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, this weekend is going to be huge for the world of drones too.
The fourth annual International Drone Day 2018 is this Saturday, May 5.
Here are some of the highlights of festivities around the globe:
- Vaughn College in New York: the event includes workshops on how to utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) to model simple parts and experiment designing their own quadcopter, gain exposure and an introduction to the programming language Python on Linux
- Catalonia: European drone fans can head to Catalonia’s celebration, which includes flying and discussion of new regulations
- Des Moines, Iowa: the free event includes flight demos, drone photography seminars, raffles and yes, free pizza
- Erie, Pennsylvania: The event will include a demonstration by North Coast UAS and a 5.00″ drone racing course
- New Jersey: The NJ Drone User group is hosting an event with racing, demonstrations and more.
International Drone Day was first created back in 2015 by the team of “That Drone Show” as a way to educate the world on the positive ways in which drones are used. The show’s mantra is “Drones are Good!”
I had the thrill of spending the first ever International Drone Day with the “That Drone Show” team in Las Vegas, thought there were 40,000 participants in 150 countries, according to That Drone Show.
See my rundown of the main event in 2015, where I joined That Drone Show hosts David and Sarah Oneal, Vegas hypnotist and drone enthusiast Anthony Cools, the Roswell Flight Test Crew and hundreds others for a day of flying, meeting other enthusiasts, presentations, and…tons of media interviews.