Innovation Center hosts first AeroFest flight and drone racing competition on June 1

May 16, 2019, 5:05pm  |  St Vrain Valley School District

Students up against a starting line preparing to launch their drones

The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools will host its first small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) open flight and drone racing event on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Innovation Center Flight Field. Students from the IC’s Aeronautics Program, representing all of St. Vrain’s high schools, worked to plan the event, which is supported by “The Other Guys” Colorado Drone Racing, VerraWest Apartments, Academy of Model Aeronautics, Aims Community College, United Site Services, and OtterCares.

AeroFest is an AMA sanctioned event celebrating and connecting the community through remote controlled flight. Community development and networking will take place within build and main flight areas. Hobby to UAS industry groups will be allowed to share and communicate their latest products and join in on the festivities within the Vendors Row. A full Multigp outdoor drone racing venue will allow for open flight and competitive racing. A Kids STEM Zone will house a build tent and testing area where young students will create chuck gliders to learn basic principles of flight and make event observation connections. Food vendors along with community viewing areas will be provided for non-flying guests of all ages to take in the action.