by John Goglia
Building on the success of last year’s first International Drone Day – which featured more than 40, 000 participants in 150 cities in 50 countries spanning 5 continents – organizers are preparing for even more events and participants at this year’s worldwide events set for Saturday, May 7. International Drone Day, or #IDD2016 as it is known in the drone community, is the brainchild of a California couple – Sarah (by way of her native England) and David Oneal – who write and produce That Drone Show, featuring news and products of interest to the drone community.
The international event was born of the couple’s desire to counteract the negative media image of drones and to attract people from outside the drone community to learn more about the positive side of drones. Those positives, say the Oneals, include uses as diverse as search and rescue, crop monitoring and photography. They also believe thatInternational Drone Day serves to highlight the economic boost provided by drones and to show that they are fun. A list of the May 7 drone events can be found by scrolling down to the map link here and clicking on a location near you.