The first annual Bridger Cup Drone Competition last year brought enthusiasts and industry representatives together to compete in no-holds-barred races to show the hundreds of ways unmanned aerial vehicle technology can serve the public. The chief sponsor of the competition, Bridger Aerospace, hoped to put the public service aspects of drones in front of those unfamiliar with the wide range of drone capabilities. The CEO of Ascent Vision, Tim Sheehy, stated the ultimate goal of the competition: "People have preconceived notions (of drones), but when they start working with them, those start getting broken down. And that's definitely starting to happen."
The Bridger Cup Drone Competition garnered a great deal of local media attention: