...and I've got high-definition video to prove it! In this instance, ESP stands for "Extreme Sports Park" - site of the 2011 United States Sprint Boat Association's national championship held in Port Angeles, Wash., on Sept. 17. The Roswell Flight Test Crew attended the event as the guest of Wicked Racing, following our success at the race in Tangent, Ore., the week before.
After our first sprint boat video went live on YouTube, the media director for the USSBA told us that the only complaint he received was that it wasn't long enough.
I just want to make sure I understand this correctly: you want to see more of the video we shoot with our cool little flying robots? Everybody we show our videos - relatives, friends, strangers we accost in airport terminals - seems to want to see less.
I hope you can understand how we became so confused on that issue. Now that we understand what it is that you want, we're only too happy to oblige. Here, then, is our nearly four-minute tribute to the inaugural day of racing at the Extreme Sports Park:
In closing, I'd like to offer our sincere appreciation to Randy Alderson and everyone at Wicked Racing, Jim DeFord with USSBA and especially Paul White, who first contacted us with the idea of flying our drones above a sprint boat race. We could not have done it without you guys! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!
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