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Balloon Museum Pod Race 2

FPV Drone Racing at the Balloon Museum


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Jun 17, 2018
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


BMPR2 -- Individual Racing and "4S vs. 6S" Callout Race with NytFury and FreeFall

In cooperation with the local MultiGP chapter, Southwest Pod Racing (SWPR), the Balloon Museum is pleased to host monthly FPV drone racing events on the third weekend of every month (weather permitting).

  • Racers, please register here for the race in advance! Consider purchasing a BMPR Pod Pass to receive discounts on race entry fees and other benefits (and your annual fee directly supports the BMPR series).

BMPR2 includes racing, live video feeds, hands-on simulators, educational demonstrations, entry to the museum's exhibitions, food truck fare, and much more!

Individual qualifying continues until 1:45 p.m., with finals beginning at 2:00 p.m. Callout Race is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Don't miss the awards ceremony at 4:00!

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More About BMPR

Inspired by the origin of SWPR's name, we call our series Balloon Museum Pod Racing. BMPR is an exciting, unique, and high-performance air sport experience for all ages. Pilots fly quad-copter drones through gates and around flags or other obstacles at high speed. The drones they fly are agile and fast, and pilots steer them by wearing first-person view (FPV) goggles that display a live video image transmitted from the drone itself. Visitors will also be able to watch this in-flight video on TV screens!

Flying FPV Drone


Spectator entry to BMPR2 is included with payment of regular museum admission fees ($1-$4 per person).


Paul Garver