The first Castroville Drone Racing Competition will be held as part of the 2017 Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration in the City of Castroville, Texas.
The Competition will occur at the Track & Field Complex of the Medina Valley ISD Middle School. The course will be set up for practice Sunday, July 2nd, and the Competition will occur Monday, July 3rd. The Course will be following MultiGP standards. The Alamo City FPV Racers Chapter of MultiGP, and officials from Droneport Texas, will coordinate, conduct and oversee the race. Cash prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place -- $1,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively. Additional prizes are being developed and will be announced as they are finalized. Racers will be expected to be present at the field by 2 pm, Sunday, July 2nd, and are expected to remain readily available through their conclusion in the Competition on Monday, July 3rd. This event is anticipated to draw significant attention from the professional racing community and is also open to the public.
For people considering applying to race, please visit, and become familiar with the rules, regulations and equipment capacities required to fly with confidence and competence at the following site: http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Alamo-City-FPV-Racers.
Additionally, as liability insurance is required for flyers, we would encourage you to visit the website of the Academy of Model Aeronautics at http://www.modelaircraft.org. A membership provides coverage in the event of an incident. Memberships are low-cost and recommended for serious hobbyists and enthusiasts of any age.
If you have interest in applying for the Competition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject line, write: "Castroville Drone Race Competition". In the body of the email provide the following information:
- Your Name Your Age, as of July 3, 2017
- Physical Address, email address and telephone number
- Indicate whether you are a Multi GP chapter member
- Indicate whether you have flown in a Multi GP competition before
Upon receipt of your interest, a packet of materials will be sent to your attention. You will be expected to review, complete and return these materials, along with a payment to secure your registration. Any questions can be emailed to email@example.com.