Drone racing league coming to Baltimore

Drones conduct surveillance and airstrikes, take pictures of crops and real estate, and soon may deliver Amazon orders and even pizza. It’s only natural that people already have begun racing them.

Racing leagues have sprung up around the world, and this spring one will come to Baltimore.

Global Air Media, a Baltimore drone mapping and cinematography company, plans to launch a league for teams that will build and race the unmanned aerial vehicles. While open to adults, the Baltimore Drone Racing League is geared toward youth as a way to stoke their interest in the science and technology involved in building drones, and the potential careers available in the fast-growing field.

“They’re excited just to fly, but when you can teach them and make a STEM connection, it’s just invaluable,” said Eno Umoh, a co-founder of Global Air Media. “These kids are going back excited to learn.”

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