Courtesy of International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)
BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has named the Inspired Flight IF700 as the Official Commercial Drone for the remainder of the 2018 Season. As the world’s largest association for recreational and commercial pilots, with hundreds of members on every continent, the IDRA continues to build partnerships with commercial drone manufacturers, organizations, and training programs to further connect and integrate the recreational market with the larger drone industry. The Inspired Flight IF700, now the Official Commercial Drone of the IDRA, will be integrated with the marketing campaigns of the remaining 15 drone races of the season, including major races like the Dover Finals & Internationals at the Dover International Speedway, in conjunction with NASCAR, on October 4-7.
Inspired Flight: https://www.inspiredflight.com/
The announcement comes nearly two months after the UVify Denver Internationals, Race 4 of the 2018 Challengers Cup, on the showroom floor at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018, where IDRA promoted the sport to commercial companies and industry attendees from across the globe. The race was also the first time that Inspired Flight was a sponsor of an IDRA race. By naming the Inspired Flight IF700 as the Official Commercial Drone of the IDRA, the association continues to build on the foundation created by its three-year partnership with AUVSI and the association’s worldwide insurance for recreational and commercial pilots. With commercial pilots making up six of ten competing pilots at IDRA races, not including those commercial operators who are IDRA members, Inspired Flight has a tremendous opportunity to engage with potential customers.
“We are excited to work with Inspired Flight again,” said Justin Haggerty, President & CEO of the International Drone Racing Association. “The Inspired Flight IF700 is an amazing aircraft, with many commercial applications. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to operate it, there are several technological aspects that peak my interests, like the plug n’fly Bernoulli 3515 motors, retractable landing gear for full 360° imaging, folding arms for compact transportation, and swappable gimbal plates for modular imaging in the field. As claimed by Inspired Flight, this drone can do it all!”
“We are extremely excited to present the IF700 as the official commercial drone of the IDRA and to continue to build our relationship with them.” says Marc Stollmeyer, CEO & Founder of Inspired Flight. “The IDRA represents some of the best drone pilots in the world, many of whom also operate commercially. The IF700 quadcopter platform will allow these pilots to accomplish any mission required of them due to the fully modular and customizable features of the drone, all at a very attractive price point.”
About Drone Racing
Drone Racing is a worldwide sport that utilizes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to allow a new breed of innovators to compete on the international stage. There are roughly 100 drone competitions in the U.S. annually and 200 worldwide competitions, highlighted by IDRA races like 2016 World Drone Prix in Dubai, 2017 Dover Internationals at the Dover International Speedway with NASCAR, and the 2017 Challengers Cup Finals at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, 2018 Utrecht Internationals at the Dutch Comic Con, and the 2018 UVify Denver Internationals at AUVSI Xponential.
About the International Drone Racing Association
The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA), the world’s largest association for recreational and commercial pilots, is founded on the belief that competition drives innovation, and that Drone Racing is the next evolution of motorsports. IDRA believes in growing this awesome new industry by organizing historic drone racing competitions, like the semi-professional Challengers Cup and professional Drone Racing Series, and establishing a worldwide member-base that helps promote the sport and greater drone industry. The IDRA’s core mission is to grow this amazing international drone community of tinkerers, dreamers, and innovators.
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About Inspired Flight
Inspired Flight was formed around the idea that UAV and drone technologies will shape the future. The desire to have a fully integrated and modular drone platform and motors unlike anything else available on the market is what drove Inspired Flight’s founding. Based out of San Luis Obispo, California the Inspired Flight team is comprised of drone enthusiasts motivated to invent and market drone technologies capable of revolutionizing the industry. The introduction of the Bernoulli series of motors and the IF700 quadcopter platform into the marketplace represent our first steps in making that a reality.
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