Teenaged US drone racer ranks fourth globally

Jake started building and racing drones when he was 11 years old and competes against adults and has sponsorship that allows him to race and get various parts to compete. — Detroit Free Press/TNS

DETROIT: John Chapman was registering pilots at one of Detroit’s flourishing drone racing competitions when a small boy walked up to the table.

Chapman watched as the Plymouth, Michigan boy, 11, registered for the event and went on to navigate the field on his own.

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