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Pilots are flying high for a new type of race — drone racing

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BOISE, Idaho — It was just another morning in the park for Chris and Cadence Haskins. Chris arranged his 11-year-old daughter’s flying station — lawnchair, video goggles, controller and antenna.

Cadence began piloting a drone across Boise’s Sycamore Park and through a row of trees like a slalom course. The goggles showed her the view captured by a camera on the front of the drone (called first-person view, or FPV).

And little kids wandered over from the playground to inquire about her new sport — drone racing — as they always do.

“To me, it feels like I am in the drone,” said Cadence, whose pilot name is KrazyK. “... I’m inside, flying it.”

Drone racing has become a worldwide phenomenon — a race in Dubai featured $1 million in prize money — with a growing niche in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.

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