Public Invited To Enter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Drone Zone Competition!

Public invited to bring drones out to Fuller Lodge Lawn 11:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during ScienceFest Discovery Day. Courtesy/LACD


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The public is encouraged to bring their drones out to Fuller Lodge Lawn 11:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during ScienceFest Discovery Day for an opportunity to fly in a competitive drone course and have a chance to win up to $150 in Chamber checks, good at dozens of businesses and restaurants in Los Alamos and White Rock.


Two courses will be available to the public, a Beginner and Advanced, and four prizes awarded. Due to FAA regulations, participants must have proof of drone registration for any drone weighing over .55 lb. Advanced sign-up to participate is not required; participants simply bring their drone to the Drone Zone tent at Fuller Lodge Lawn and will be given a timeslot to compete. Winners will be announced beginning at 2:30 p.m.


Several drone models will also be on display near the ScienceFest Drone Zone.


Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13 in the downtown area, primarily at Ashley Pond. For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit


The Los Alamos ScienceFest Committee thanks all sponsors who are making the event possible: Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Longenecker & Associates, HB Construction, First National 1870, Triad National Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Del Norte Credit Union, N3B Los Alamos, The Education Plan, Los Alamos Medical Center, 89.1FM KANW, The Jemez Agency Insurance and Century Bank.


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