For the first time in the history of the DCL, an all-around supporting program will be offered near the track and lead up to the main races of the Drone Grand Prix Lake Zurich. Our partner, the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) will transform the campus at the beautiful Lake Zurich into a true drone hotspot for the course of two days.

Before the main DCL races around Rapperswil Castle get going, the HSR invites drone enthusiasts and interested spectators to the HSR Campus between 11 am and 4 pm. Where they will find a generous array of activities.

In the drone fun park with included drone flight training, all enthusiasts, willing to try flying a drone of their own, have the opportunity to do so and the chance to prove their skills. In the six-axes virtual reality flight simulator, drone flights can be experienced with your own eyes in first person perspective – including the most realistic flight experience possible at the moment.
Additionally, the research institutes of the HSR are letting their current prototypes from different research projects fly on the test airfield – this will include everything from an unmanned solar-powered zeppelin, to an autonomous delivery drone, to even search and rescue drones for the use in disaster areas. These insights into the current level of drone research will be rounded off by different exhibits, for example, a drone-hunter drone, along with presentations, and a panel discussion about possible applications, risks, and the future of drones.
More information on the detailed program will follow later in September.