There are three qualifying phases of the 2019 LKC Flying Competitions:
Phase 1 involves completing a registration form, including a video of the drone in flight. Phase 1 closes at midnight GMT on October 4, 2019. Applications that meet the minimum requirements for each of the Flying Competitions will be invited to Phase 2.
Phase 2 of the qualifying process involves participants providing detailed information about their proposed business case for the competition they have entered, including safety information. Phase 2 participants will be provided with detailed information on the sites and load specifications. The Phase 2 submission deadline is November 20, 2019. An expert panel will review each submission and select up to 12 participants to enter Phase 3. The Phase 3 qualifiers will be announced on December 10, 2019.
Phase 3 comprises of a live demonstration of the drone system in Karongi, Rwanda with competition flights scheduled to commence on February 8, 2020.