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Drone races at Whistler’s Bend this weekend

August 16, 2017 GMT

Drones will be taking over Whistler’s Bend this weekend as the West Coast Throwdown 2017 will take place at the campground from Friday to Sunday.

Pilots will be able to fly their FPV and non-FPV radio control aircrafts on one of three separate flying fields.

Pre-registration cost is is $40 for the entire weekend and $50 for registration at the event. Kids under 12 are free.

There will be both racing and freestyle competitions with the X Class performing in an exhibition Saturday and Sunday.

The event is sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.