Goodwood Festival of Speed Includes Drone Racing to Inspire Youth

Thrust UAV and PCS Edventures are using the Goodwill Festival of Speed as a testbed for drone-related activities that could inspire and engage the youth in physics, science, and engineering.

Recreational drone users and hobbyists are living in the best possible time for fostering an enthusiast culture around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). There are hundreds of communities springing up, from competing in duels with the help of the Aerial Sports League or finding a new way to surf, to thousands of spectators being interested in ESPN's Drone Racing Championships. Drones are here to stay, and there's a lot of fun to be had. But Thrust UAV director of business operations Joe Egusquiza feels like there's a bigger opportunity here: to inspire the youth to take an interest in engineering, science, physics, and math. Together with Thrust UAV's parent company, PCS Edventures, the firm is testing this theory at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where several other tech-related events are presented to onlookers and attendees.

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