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Balloon Museum Pod Race 2

FPV Drone Racing at the Balloon Museum


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Jun 16, 2018
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


BMPR2: Team Race Day

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).

Event Registration

Racers, please register for the race in advance!

Pod Passes

Consider purchasing a BMPR Pod Pass to receive discounts on race entry fees and other benefits (and your annual fee directly supports the Balloon Museum Pod Racing series).

Event Information

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

Team qualifying continues until 2 p.m., with finals beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Don't miss the awards ceremony at the end of the races!

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About Balloon Museum Pod Racing

Inspired by the origin of SWPR's name, we call our series Balloon Museum Pod Racing.

Balloon Museum Pod Racing 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!

A drone flies in mid-air.


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


Paul Garver