Professional drone racing coming to Milwaukee April 29 through May 1
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Professional drone racing is headed to Milwaukee. The Ice Storm Drone Racing Competition will take place April 29 through May 1 at the Pettit National Ice Center.
Milwaukee Montessori School has partnered with MultiGP, the world's largest drone racing league, to bring the unique form of professional racing to Milwaukee with hopes of growing the sport in the region for years to come.
"We're talking 50 to 65 pilots, $25,000 in prize money, race money and drones that fly from 100 to a 120 mph. It is unbelievable," said Monica Van Aken, Milwaukee Montessori School.
"These drones are extremely fast. The way they work is they have a camera on the front, wear virtual reality goggles. They go up to 120 mph and we're controlling it through basically what is an obstacle course," said Brian Melton, a professional drone pilot from Brookfield.
Fifty to 60 pilots from all over the world will be competing in the event.
Ticket prices are $10 a day and $25 for the whole weekend.