For the first time, racing drones are coming to Northern Virginia.
The first annual FPV drone racing conference and expo will kick off Saturday at 3 p.m. in Sterling, said Michael Geraghty of Rugged Sky Media, a Virginia-based company specializing in aerial photography.
Saturday's event will feature local vendors and non-profits with information on how drones are used for wildlife conservation, fire detection, underground infrastructure inspections, agriculture, cell tower inspections and other things.
The drone races kick off at 3 p.m. at the Michael & Son Dulles Sports Complex at 21610 Atlantic Boulevard.
The event runs until 11 p.m.
Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 if bought online.
Anyone who buys a ticket is automatically registered to win a free drone.
Drone Racers co-owner Adam Negron describes which type of drone will be given away.