#MultiGP11K – MultiGP Drone Racing Group Reaches 11,000 Pilot Milestone
NATIONAL: The largest drone racing league in the world reached a major milestone recently. Last month MultiGP registered its 11,000th pilot, an amazing accomplishment from a racing league less than two years old. “MultiGP is proud of our programming which is designed to unite the drone racing community with events that generate competition and lasting friendships,” says Michael Gianoutsos, Chief Marketing Officer of MultiGP. With close to 400 chapters nationwide, and 800 chapters worldwide, MultiGP is not only the largest drone racing group, but one of the largest grassroots racing organizations in the world. Local MultiGP race chapters often hold “Fun Flys”, where they welcome the general public to come out and experience First Person View (FPV) drone racing for themselves. Many pilots carry a spare set of FPV goggles, so a spectator can “ride along” with the pilot as they speed through gates and obstacles.
“It is very exciting to help grow a new sport”, said Chris Thomas (@Multi_GP), President and
CEO of MultiGP. “Now our next milestone will be 4000 drone races.”
On any given weekend, drone pilots from every state in the nation assemble to challenge each other to see who is the fastest pilot around. Points are tallied and tabulated throughout the year, letting pilots know where they stand in the ranks, leading up to the National Championships. This year’s National Championship was recently held in Muncie, In., at the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) headquarters. Over 140 pilots turned out making it the largest First Person View (FPV) drone race to date. MultiGP’s success is in its volunteer chapter organizers; the events are run professionally and safely by members of the drone racing community who give their time to organize events and races.
- Over 5,000 pilots nationwide; over 11,000 pilots worldwide
- MultiGP race chapters are divided into 6 Regions, with 15 Regional Divisions
- Almost 400 Multi GP race chapters nationwide, 800 chapters worldwide
- Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership required to compete
- Standardized Universal Time Trial (UTT) tracks allows pilots to compete against other pilots from around the world
- MultiGP constantly welcomes the general public to visit a race, and join a local chapter
About MultiGP Drone Racing:
MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 375 MultiGP Chapters and 10,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com
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