There isn't much more to say about this event than: “Wow! What an ending!” A father and son finish in first and second place, and both qualify for spots in the US National Drone Racing Championship!? It doesn't get any better than that! It's a close to a Hollywood ending as you're ever likely to see, and the best part is that you don't have to wait two years for the sequel.
Tune in next week to see “The Millers Take Manhattan,” as the Drone Nationals comes to Governors Island in New York Harbor. I'll be there, doing my best to keep up on YouTube and Facebook, and maybe even attempting another livestream (or two). However, you'll be able to find live coverage on ESPN3, where I'll be offering my own sage wisdom alongside David and Sarah from That Drone Show and numerous other members of the FPV community.
Circling back to our event in Oregon, I'll be providing an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how we pulled it off in an upcoming issue of RotorDrone, so be checking your mailbox or local newsstand for that. For now, I'd like to thank the people that made it all possible: the folks at Drone Complier for arranging the event, and especially our good friends at SOAR Oregon, who provided substantial support – as well as spending the entire day hunched over a spreadsheet, making sure that the race results were accurate and made available in a timely manner. Thanks, guys!