Nathaniel Defeats World Champion

Thomas and Nathaniel shaking hands after the race

Nathaniel =, one of CGLLEN’s very own Grampians Drone Zone coordinators, recently hit a huge milestone as he defeated fellow drone-racer, Thomas, in the Melbourne Multirotor Racing Club Inc‘s (MMRC) final race of the season.

Central Grampians LLEN welcomes Nathaniel and Cale each week to lead a drone workshop as well as practice and develop their drone flying skills at Grampians Drone Zone, a local STEM-focused initiative lead by the two young men. Grampians Drone Zone is open to anyone between the ages of 12-25 and happens fortnightly on Thursdays at the Central Grampians LLEN building (3/5 Laby Street, Ararat).


Thomas is currently the world champion for drone racing, and hasn’t lost a race for two consecutive years, until now. In a series of heats, Nathaniel continually finished as runner-up behind Thomas, until the fateful final in which Thomas crashed half-way around the track, leaving room for Nathaniel to take over and win the race. Nathaniel was racing with a Karearea Tallon framed drone after he secured sponsorship from the New Zealand company.

Next on Nathaniel’s horizon is the Australian Open races in February 2018.

For more information on Grampians Drone Zone, click here.