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Professional Team Drone Racing Returns to Angel of the Winds Arena In Everett, Washington

16 Mar, 2018


The Pro Aerial League will be returning to Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington on Saturday March 17, 2018 for the third race of its 2017-2018 inaugural season.

The Pro Aerial League is the fastest growing professional drone racing league in the United States and has recently been recognized by the International Drone Racing Association as its “Startup of the Year”.  The Pro Aerial League is also the first drone racing organization to be promoted by Facebook’s Sports on Facebook channel. 

The Pro Aerial League has created an entirely new and spectator friendly racing format.  Pro Aerial League races consist of (4) 20-minute periods of team racing and includes team runners on the course dodging drones that fly at speeds over 60mph while trying to keep their teams in the air and completing laps.

Pro Aerial League pilots are some of the best in the United States and the world, including former Drone Racing League (DRL) pilots and one team member that placed first in the global Swatch/DRL flight simulator qualifying tournament.

“Our live events include fun and engaging family focused entertainment activities that both entertain and educate”, states Scott Whiteker, Pro Aerial League CEO, “With all of the media coverage about drones and the projected future growth, we are excited to partner with the local government organizations like Snohomish County to showcase the proper way to fly and how to have the most fun possible.”

“Drone racing is one of the emerging sports that is becoming popular for the youth and old to experience flying the drones”, states Tammy Dunn, Snohomish County Sports Commission Sports Development Director, “We are excited to partner with Pro Aerial League in bringing drone racing to Snohomish County”.

One of our core beliefs is that local drone and STEM programs that want to participate in our events can do so at no cost to them. 

The Pro Aerial league also provides the opportunity for more people to learn how to fly a drone in our drone zone, fly Pro Aerial League race courses on the Liftoff flight simulator, go on pilot ride a longs in the Fat Shark Fan Zone, and engage with other family friendly activities courtesy of Virtual Sports in Tukwila, Washington.

Reserved seat tickets, that also include the above activities at no additional cost, for the March 17th event go on sale to the general public on February 9, 2018.

About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) is the sports division of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau.  The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.  The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington as a visitor destination to packaged travel, convention, special events, and sporting groups as well as leisure travelers. For more information, visit www.snohomish.org

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