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Team drone racing league preparing for takeoff


Last updated 8/9/2017 at Noon

One of the drone racers places his drone before the race begins during tryouts on July 23 in Snohomish.

The Professional Aerial League is holding the first-ever team drone racing competition at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Xfinity Arena in Everett.

Drone racing is often viewed as an individual sport, but the upcoming event will feature six teams with six pilots each, who will be competing in individual, team and relay events. There will be a team score based on the racers’ performances throughout the day in the different events.

“You have one race where all six drones will be flying at the same time from one team, so they have to strategize to make sure when they’re taking off, they do...

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