Government of Principality of Liechtenstein

07/20/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/21/2017 00:36

Drone pilots compete in Vaduz

The world's 36 best drone pilots are set to race in Vaduz from 1st to 3rd September, the Drone Champions League announced on Thursday in a video. The competition, which will be held on Peter Kaiser Platz outside the Parliament (Landtag), will be the second race in this year's series. The opening event was held in Paris, where 180,000 spectators gathered on the Champs Elysees.

Drone Champions League AG, which is headquartered in Liechtenstein, explained in a statement that the series will be held in Vaduz over the next three years. The CEO of the media partner FL1, Matthias Meierhofer, commented that the drone racing event would arouse great attention internationally.

The pilots are arranged into eight teams, with two drone pilots going up against each other at a time. The race is designed to guarantee excitement for the spectators. Because the course contains both natural and artificial obstacles, the pilots must use their maximum skill to succeed in Vaduz.

Following Paris and Vaduz, the Drone Champions League will head for Brussels. Other locations include a salt mine in Romania, an as yet unnamed Asian venue and Berlin.