Balloon Museum Pod Race 8

Tiny Whoop Race!


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Dec 15, 2018
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM


Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


In cooperation with Southwest Pod Racing (SWPR), the Balloon Museum is pleased to present Balloon Museum Pod Racing, New Mexico's only FPV drone racing series.

  • Racers, Click Here for more race info and the pilot registration form. 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!

A Great Spectator Air Sport, and Fun for All Ages!

BMPR8 includes racing, live video feeds, hands-on simulators, educational demonstrations, entry to the museum's exhibitions, and more!

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More About BMPR8

Unlike our other races, BMPR8 is indoors, inside the weatherproof spaces of the Balloon Museum, and pilots will fly "Tiny Whoop" drones. Pint-sized versions of their quad-copter cousins, these drones may be small -- they fit in the palm of your hand -- but they are fast and fun! At BMPR8, the Star Wars-inspired origin of "pod racing" will serve as the theme for the race. Pilots will attempt the Kessel Run, take on the Death Star, and try to survive an encounter with Star Killer Base. May the Force be with them! 

  • Enjoy a photo-op with BB-8, one of the galaxy's favorite droids!

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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Colibri Flight Academy



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 are also able to watch this in-flight video on TV screens!

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