In yet another strong step forward for the drone industry, Wembley has played host to a drone racing event from the European Rotor Sports Association. A number of obstacles were scattered around the stadium for competitors, including 16 year old Luke Bannister, to fly their drones through.

Luke Bannister has risen to prominence somewhat in recent months after winning $250,000 in Dubai at the Drone Grand Prix. Like so many others, Bannister started off by flying smaller devices but then found a local club where he was taught how to fly the bigger planes.

The whole event was streamed live with all devices equipped with state-of-the-art 4G cameras. EE sponsored the event which brought a lot more publicity to the race as drones flew around the iconic stadium at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour. Marc Allera, CEO of EE, noted how the event was a world first as spectators were able to feel closer to the action than ever before as a result of the high.

 

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