After more than 40,000 people in 150 countries participated in International Drone Day 2015, this year’s event is set to kick off this Saturday, May 7.
Hundreds of teams throughout the world will hold events to educate those outside of the drone community about the positive ways in which drones are used to better society.
In partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), International Drone Day event activities vary by team and include drone racing, aerial photography and videography instruction, and search-and-rescue demonstrations. All events are open to the public and press.
In addition to AMA, other supporters include ONAGOfly, AirVuz, MultiGP, InterDrone and International Drone Marketing.
International Drone Day was founded by Sarah and David O’Neal, hosts of “That Drone Show” and producers of the documentary “The Drone Invasion.”
They comment, “International Drone Day is hosted by the drone community for the public. It’s an opportunity for people that have heard of drones to find out more about them. As a result of International Drone Day 2015, vast numbers of people now understand that drones are used in good ways – from being used to save lives in search and rescue, to providing more efficient ways to monitor crops, to producing beautiful photographs. International Drone Day also highlights the much needed economic boost provided by drones and shows that drones are fun.”
More information can be found here.