International Drone Day (IDD) – a day for those humming flying remote-controlled pilotless aircrafts that can do many things such as photography, videography, deliver packages and more. #DroneDay
According to the dictionary, a drone is
- Something that makes a continuous low humming sound.
- A male bee in a colony of social bees, which does no work but can fertilize a queen.
- A remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile.
Drones fascinate me, especially the ones that can take pictures of videos. Being a graphics guy, I also enjoy photography. I would love to have a drone one day. (Maybe someone can donate one for me and I can start to share some of those on this blog?)
2019, is the 5th Anniversary of this holiday. That means this day started in 2015.
International Drone Day was founded by David Oneal, of “That Drone Show” he comments: “International Drone Day is hosted by the drone community for the public. It’s an opportunity for people that have heard of drones to find out more about them. As a result of International Drone Day 2015, vast numbers of people now understand that drones are used in good ways – from being used to save lives in search and rescue, to providing more efficient ways to monitor crops, to producing beautiful photographs. International Drone Day also highlights the much needed economic boost provided by drones, and shows that drones are fun!”
‘International Drone Day’ takes place Saturday May 04, 2019. This follows the success of the first International Drone Day in 2015, which saw over 40,000 people in 150 countries take part.
The 2019 main location is in El Paso, TX this year for the first time ever!
Drones continue to be an often controversial topic, and so International Drone Day 2019 is set to be even larger than last year. Hundreds of teams throughout the world will hold events to educate those outside of the drone community about the many positive ways in which drones are used to better society. The mantra of those taking part is “Drones are Good!”
In partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics ‘AMA’, International Drone Day event activities vary by team and include drone racing, aerial photography and videography instruction, and search and rescue demonstrations. All events are open to the public and press, with photographs, filming and interviews welcome.
Learn more at internationaldroneday.com