Team Miniairshow was started in 2015 by Dom Robinson, of Hidden Valley fame, to celebrate International Drone Day and show that #dronesaregood
As part of International Drone Day, groups of drone enthusiasts get together all across the world to fly their drones, and invite friends, neighbors, and the media to showcase drones through fun and safe flying.
MiniAirshow 2 succeeded in being the largest International Drone Day event outside of the US, and the innovative Team Racing format commissioned from Rotor Racing was covered by Sky News, Reuters, and the Associated Press.
Since Hidden Valley started coming up against local authority planning permission issues in late 2016, Team MiniAirshow was led by Andrew ‘Frank’ Hyams, Fraser Munro and Clinton Roberts.
In 2018, MA4 moved to a new venue; the Drone Zone at Popham Airfield, near Micheldever Station. The team’s success with integrating the local aeromodellers into the event was covered in the 2018 Autumn Special of RCM&E magazine.
In 2019, MA5 expanded the aeromodelling displays to include the jets and large models of MWM Warbirds, whilst perfecting the team relay format with a combination of an RF survey by MenaceRC, a brand new track-pit layout for Popham’s Drone Zone and a collaboration on Race Control by KQRC and DroneBase- securing the foundation for a bigger event at Popham.
Team MiniAirshow aim to hold the best R/C event in Spring 2020, by supporting the groups behind each elements of the event in presenting their corner of the hobby online.
You can read our constitution here.