So, you want to raise a champion drone pilot? Here’s how Cathy Vanover did it

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Alex Vanover started racing drones as a teenager. Today, the 2019 Drone Racing League (DRL) Champion, flies professionally. When he’s not competing across real-life, esports, and metaverse drone racing events, Vanover can be found filming immersive FPV footage for Michael Bay films, Justin Bieber music videos, and other A-list celebrities. He credits his mother, Cathy Vanover, as his biggest advocate. So, this Mother’s Day, we talked to Cathy to understand how she nurtured a sporting prodigy.

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Drone Racing League wraps up 2021-22 season with new highs

Drone Racing League (DRL) says it has more than doubled its broadcast reach with the just-concluded 2021-22 season of high-speed drone racing. At the same time, digital viewership of DRL races has also skyrocketed, interestingly revealing China as the league’s second-largest market behind the United States.

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New drone racing game will let fans earn cryptocurrency, NFTs

After offering cash prizes to top racers through its official mobile game, professional drone racing property Drone Racing League (DRL) now plans to release a virtual version of its races, giving fans a chance to earn cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Players will be able to both use their earnings in-game or trade them on markets outside the game.

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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak to intro new drone racing STEM program in 2022

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak’s tech-focused K-12 education organization, Woz ED, plans to debut a new STEM program, “Science of Drone Racing”, for middle school students in 2022.

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Drone Racing League is now an FAA-accredited UAS event organizer

Some exciting news coming from the Drone Racing League (DRL) today. The Federal Aviation Administration has accredited DRL as the first UAS event organizer. In addition, DRL will also participate in FAA’s Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) program to help the agency establish standardized safety protocols that all individuals and organizations would be required to follow while conducting drone demonstrations, air shows, exhibitions, and events in front of a live audience.

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Would you sleep in this $25,000 drone bed?

The 2021 equivalent of the race car bed is here, and it’s shaped like a professional racing drone.

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