15-year-old wins $250k in drone race

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A 15-year-old from the United Kingdom holds the title of world's fastest drone pilot. Luke Bannister beat out 150 competitors from all over the world to win the first World Drone Prix in Dubai.

Bannister took home $250,000 in prize money for his team. That's not bad for a part-time job.

The event actually gave away $1 million in prize money among all the teams and events. But the final race was the big event, where pilots used first person view to fly 12 laps around the first ever race track built for drones.

Bannister was the youngest pilot who made it to the finals, and lo and behold he took home the trophy.

So the youngest competitor is the best in the world at the newest tech-based sport. Maybe the rest of us should take a hint and leave the new-fangled tech to the next generation.


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