International Drone Day
By Oz Online | Published on July 29, 2016

June 17-19, 2016 – The Athens division of the second annual International Drone Day kicked off on May 7th at Athens Technical College, presented by Southeast Drone, FlyWorx, and Professor Mark Evans, the chair of the Emerging Technologies Program at Athens Tech.

Kelsey Norris and John Schimmel holding up the $500 donation prize sponsored by Carolina Dronz

Sponsors included Athens Tech, Go Professional Cases, Carolina Dronz, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

The free event invited the public to view a showcase of drones by the Georgia team, complete with food, giveaways, music, and flight training. The goal was to demystify drones for those who see them only as military machines. “International Drone Day is to promote awareness of the good things about drones,” said Evans.

“It’s a fast-growing and fast-changing world for both amateurs and commercial drone flyers, and will grow even more in the next few years,” predicted Kelsey Norris of Southeast Drone, who brought several drones to showcase, including one he built himself.

Founded by Sarah and David O’Neal of That Drone Show, International Drone Day is a worldwide effort by 150 teams across 50 countries to showcase the positive applications of drones.


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