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Press release: European indoor Kamera Express Cup 2016

Drone Dreams Come True in Campus Party’s Drone Zone

The Drone Zone contains a broad cross section of drone technology and the most exciting indoor drone race in Europe. The Drone zone is an Important part of Campus Party, filing a 7000 m2 hall were drone enthusiasts will find some of the latest trends in the field of drone technology: workshops, challenges and demonstrations, and of course all kinds of drones.

The drone zone will be the scene of the exciting European indoor FPV drone race sponsored by Kamera Express and hosted by FormulaFPV, the organisers of many international Drone racing Events. This championship will be held on a spectacular track and the breathtaking action of the pilots will be available to see live as a internet stream.

The Drone community is daily news all over the world. In the beginning of March in Dubai was the World Drone Prix. And later this year the World Drone Racing Championship will be held in Hawaii and live broadcasted on ESPN. The drone community is growing fast. Spectacle tracks are build worldwide and this competition is breathtaking to see live as well as on TV or internet stream. The pilots are great individuals, from the age of 13 to 56. And the experience doesn’t count, because when you’re drone is damaged and eliminated by a crash you’re out.

About the FPV Drone race

The qualifications will be done on both Friday and Saturday. Pilots can choose their own date.

Qualification for the race will be done via a time trial. The fastest 32 qualification times will enter the final elimination stage of the race on Saturday. Qualification will consist of 3 x 3 laps, not including the first lap and the final lap. Timing will be done with a IR LED tag provided by FormulaFPV which needs to be installed on the quad.

The elimination race will be held between the 32 fastest qualifiers. There will be 4 pilots per heat. The race will be done using a double elimination system. This means in short that if you are eliminated, you will get a second chance in the losers section of the system and will still be able to reach the final. Once in the final 4 there will not be a second chance. The final is 1 race only.

Other activities in the drone zone

Both participants (the so-called Campuseros) and daytime visitors have access to the Drone Zone and the European Championships during Campus Party. In addition to the European Championship, they can view drones, attend demonstrations, build drones and fly drones. Daytime visitors can make a ‘test flight’ under the supervision of Kamera Express specialists. Campuseros are given space to freely fly around with their own drones over the race circuit or the obstacle course. There are also workshops and challenges for them in the field of drone technology.

Drone racing for young and old

Lars Sang Mo Boom of FormulaFPV, organiser of professional drone competitions, is responsible for the programme and the substantive layout of the Drone Zone. In addition to the organisation of the exciting indoor drone race, FormulaFPV is also involved in setting up a European competition for drone racing. Lars: ‘The Drone Zone at Campus Party is a low-threshold way for visitors as well as Campuseros to become familiar with all facets of drone technology. By acquiring information, but also by watching, listening and experiencing. For young and old, the Drone Zone genuinely is a dream come true.’ Various parties will be demonstrating drones and related products in the Drone Zone during Campus Party. There is still room for interested parties to contribute in the form of stands, presentations, demonstrations or sponsorships. Contact Lars Sang Mo Boom for this purpose at lars@formula-fpv.com. On the 19 of May 2016, Formula FPV will announce the track details and participating pilots. Follow the Formula FPV on their Facebook page for the latest news. Also special mediakits and press accreditation will be availble on request via lars@formula-fpv.com.   

About Formula FPV

FormulaFPV is the organising event team specialised in corporate and professional drone races. The team is passionate about drone racing and gives support to the young community and everybody that is interested in drones. Their motivation is the passion for drones, future pilots and fans. With their experience of organising more than 60 races and events FormulaFPV is fully dedication to this concept. The direct contact with the pilots is visible in their organisation and recognizable as friendly developing open minded organisation.

About Campus Party

Campus Party is an event where some 5000 young professionals and university students come to learn and work with the latest technology. Since 1997, the event has brought together young, technical talent at a festival celebrating innovation, creativity, science, entrepreneurship and digital entertainment. After the first edition in Spain, resulting in an enthusiastic, international fan base, there have been editions in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and El Salvador. Fifty-two Campus Party events have been held worldwide. Last year’s edition in Brazil drew 120,000 visitors and 8,000 Campuseros from 21 different countries.

This year’s will be the fourth European edition and the first ever to take place in the Netherlands. Campus Party 2016 will be held at Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, from May 25 to 29, 2016. Campus Party expects to welcome between 3,500 and 5,000 visitors a day. See www.campusparty.nl for more information. It is not a passive exhibition. It is a hands on, working with and finding better, new and innovative ways of using this technology. This is combined with keynotes speeches, challenges, battles and demonstration. During the past events more than 400.000 already participated and stay in touch via the Campusero network. The event is supported by numerous companies and universities that form the network that brings all this together.

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