WATCH: Drone racing pilots to fly high at aerial races

Some of the world’s top professional drone-racing pilots have landed in Ireland to compete for the first time here in their sport’s version of Formula 1, writes Eoin English.

Their high-speed aerial races around Spike Island in Cork Harbour and at Bunowen Castle in Co Galway will be broadcast and streamed by Eurosport and Fox Sport in more than 100 countries around the world later this year.

One of the high-octane sport’s top pro pilots, Johnny Schaer, known on the circuit as Johnny FPV, took time out from the DR1 Racing DHL Championship Series yesterday to show off his aerial skills in Cork.

Read more in tomorrow's Irish Examiner.

[timgcap=]DroneRacing140917_large.jpg[/tJohnny FPV, the top US drone racing pro, flying the DR1 racing drone with Mia Ahern, Mahon, Cork, and Rob Taylor Hastings. Pics: Dan Linehan imgcap

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