In cooperation with the local MultiGP FPV chapter, Southwest Pod Racing (SWPR), the Balloon Museum is pleased to host monthly FPV drone racing events on the third Sunday of every month (weather permitting).
- Racers, please register here for the race in advance! Consider becoming an OctoPal and receive discounts and other benefits (and your annual fee directly supports the BMPR series).
Inspired by the origin of SWPR's name, we call our series Balloon Museum Pod Racing. BMPR is an exciting, unique, and high-performance air sport experience for all ages. These events include racing, live video feeds, hands-on simulators, educational demonstrations, entry to the museum's exhibitions, food truck fare, and much more!
Drone racing is a highly competitive and thrilling experience. Pilots fly quad-copter drones through gates and around flags or other obstacles at high speed. The drones they fly are agile and fast, and pilots steer them by wearing first-person view (FPV) goggles that display a live video image transmitted from the drone itself. Visitors will also be able to watch this in-flight video on TV screens!