SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, September 4. Twelve drones – used in three fields (leisure, industry and safety) – will fly over the sky at the Gwangnaru Hangang Drone Park.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government said that it will host the “Seoul Drone Challenge 2019” on September 7, where citizens are allowed to see diverse drones with their own eyes and also take part in various hands-on programs. It is held in order to promote the development of the drone industry and expand its market base. The Seoul Drone Challenge features various events and programs that visitors can enjoy, such as “Drone Launching Show” and “Drone Racing.”
Drone Launching Show, one of the main events of the “Seoul Drone Challenge 2019”, will be performed at 12:15 p.m. (for 15 minutes), 2:40 p.m. (20 minutes) and 5:15 p.m. (15 minutes). During the Show, demonstrations of diverse drones that are being used in the leisure, industry and safety fields will catch the eyes of the citizens.
The drones to be demonstrated include DJI drones and fixed-wing jet drones (by the Korea Aero Models Association) for the leisure purpose, which have super-high resolution shot capacity; the drones for the industry use, which measure the concentration of fine dusts (by the Global Drone Academy) and the ones for delivery (by Neon Tech); drones for agricultural control (by the Global Drone Academy); and drones for the citizens’ safety that are actually used by the Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters.
Drone Racing will take place at the drone racing zone of the Hangang Drone Park in the form of FPV (First Person View). Video clips that each player sees through goggles will be transmitted to the screen on the stage and broadcasted with an on-site explanation of professional castors commentators. The Drone Racing will consist of “steer racing” and “sprint racing.” The first one is the competition in which drones pass obstacles on a set course, and in the other one, drones compete the fastest speed to run the 100-meter straight course.
In addition to these main events, drone-related companies and organizations will offer a variety of programs such as “Drone Curating”, “Drone Fishing”, “Drone VR Simulator”, “3D Pen Experience”, “ Drone DIY” and “Drone Soccer” that citizens are able to learn and experience drones at first hand.
At the opening and closing ceremonies of the “Seoul Drone Challenge 2019”, citizens will have a chance to see “Drone Cluster Flight” that a total of 100 drones fly over the sky of the Hangang River to dynamic music. In the drone cluster flight, drones will make patterns in the air every minute. They will fly and light up the river with LED lights at night.
All hands-on programs, except “Drone DIY,” are free to participate without any application in advance. Detailed information can be seen at https://event-us.kr/2019afisasmma/event/9169.