Tampa Bay gets first drone park in Seffner
SEFFNER, Fla. — Putting on special goggles, you can see what it looks like flying a drone through the obstacles at Mango Park.
Some of the racing drones that can be flown can reach speeds of more than 100 miles an hour.
“If you hit this one. Your drone is definitely broken. You’ve got to fix again,” said Tilly Koster.
Members of the Cigar City Multiroters club said they are happy to finally have a place to fly and race where they won’t be chased away.
“We’ve been flying around in different spots sometimes getting the stink eye and stuff because of being there when we shouldn’t be there. Or people feeling we shouldn’t be there,” said Eric Dederichs.
“The best part is having a dedicated space where we are not just tolerated but we are encouraged to come out and show off our drones show off what we do,” said Koster.
There are more than 896,000 drones registered in the U.S. by the FAA. And thousands more that aren’t registered.
It’s not always easy to find a place…