Don't Fear the Drone

“Drone” is a new, hot-button word in the vein of “selfie,” “poke” and “truthiness.” Thanks to their military use, drones have a negative connotation, but hobbyists are starting to reclaim the term and use it to evoke fun and skill rather than a talking point for TV pundits. It requires a great amount of skill to fly and control a drone, and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison (4572 Claire Chennault St.) is offering a unique way to test your drone-flying abilities with a Drone Wars competition. Don’t worry. Hellfire missiles are not part of the deal, though that would be pretty freaking awesome. Fliers will race their drones around a three-dimensional obstacle course in the museum’s 11,000-square-foot hanger featuring hoops, pylons, bridges and other obstacles. Race entries are $25 per contestant; spectator tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. Find more information at cavflight.org. The wars start at noon
Sat., April 4, noon, 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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