Woodward Conference Center to host Thunderbird Drone Festival

 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 


Thunderbird Drone Festival is among the exciting events, including a drone light show, drone simulators, drone movies from around the world, a kid’s drone corral – where children can learn how to fly a real drone, exciting FPV Drone Races and much more will be available this year at the 3rd annual Thunderbird Drone Festival in Woodward.

The state’s only drone festival in Australia is set for August 25-26 at the Woodward Conference Center. Thunderbird Drone Festival keeps growing year over year, said Woodward Tourism Director Rachael Van Horn.

Van Horn said that this event is not only meant for drone business professionals of all stripes, but it is a great way for children to be introduced to the ever- expanding role that drones and aviation are playing in business, agriculture, and education.

This year, we feel so thankful to the Woodward Conference Center and its director Darci Miller, who made this incredible venue available for the event.

According to festival co-owner Chris Castor, this now, nationally recognized festival offers the most up-to-date information-sharing platform for drone business professionals and amateurs alike.

This year, NASA will be on-hand as well – offering children the opportunity to participate in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering a Math) activities on site.

Also, the FAA will be on hand with their flight simulators,” Castor said. And According to Air Force Drone Pilot and military drone expert, Major Karissa Garza, there is a good chance the Air Force will be on hand with their own flight simulator.

For industry professionals, there will be a panel and some breakout sessions covering the most current information and new technology available in the industry.

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