What does the future hold for Drone Racing as a n entertainment sport and business? Find out in this episode of the Drone Radio Show.
Scot Refslan is the Founder and CEO of Flying Grounds, a new company focused on the intersection of Drone Sport and STEM Education. He is the founder of the Berkeley FPV Explorers and Racers meetup group with over 500 active pilots. Scot has a PhD in Virtual Reality from Gifu University, Japan with an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Refsland’s focus is to help accelerate STEM education in order to prepare the US's next generation workforce for a multi-disciplined sUAV industry. In 2015, his company organized the U.S. National Drone Racing Chapionships a the California State Fair and in 2016, he will present the first international drone competition, the Drone Worlds.
In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Scot talks about the business of drone racing, the challenges of growing a new sport, the role of FPV racing in STEM education and the plans for the 2016 Drone Worlds competition. If you’re interested in FPV racing as a sport, entertainment or as a learning support tool, then you’re going to love this interview.