Baltimore, Maryland. March 14th, 2018 – The 2nd annual Baltimore Drone Prix will be held during the 2018 Light City Festival on April 14th, 15th and 21st. Global Air Media ,the area’s premiere drone services company, has partnered with The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts to bring the historic drone race to the Inner Harbor. The race will feature a one-of-a-kind course, highlighted by illuminated, artistic obstacles on Rash Field. The events will take place over a 3 day period: preliminary races and championship rounds on April 14th and 15th, closing with a youth and amateur competition on Saturday, April 21st. The 2018 Baltimore Drone Prix will feature a $1200 grand prize for professional racers from around the region, as well as prizes for spectators and amateurs. A youth drone racing team from the Greenmount West Community will headline the amateur race. Amateurs are invited to enjoy a free fly session and test their skills on the course. The event is free to the public. Participants can sign up at GlobalAirMedia.com/DroneRacing
The amateur race will star The Flash, a team of local teenagers from Greenmount West Community Center, who are building their own racing drones as part of an 8 week training program. During their training sessions, they learn about drones and related STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) technology, as well as aviation safety, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship.
The 2nd annual Baltimore Drone Prix will take place April 14th, 15th and 21st in the Inner Harbor, with preliminary races between 4-8 pm and championship rounds from 9-11pm. The 146ft long, 26ft tall race course will also function as an amazing attraction with large, illuminated artwork lining the course for the drones to dart around at breakneck speeds. Last year’s races attracted over 500 spectators, including Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh, who stated to the crowd, “It’s only going to get bigger!”. Light City 2018 is expected to attract over 500,000 visitors.
Global Air Media is one of the premiere drone companies in the US. The company brings unique experience to the classroom, having carried out drone missions on 4 continents, including disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Bangladesh.