Brookstone Presents The Parrot AR.Drone Flight School

Consumers Get Hands-On as they Learn to Fly this Season's Hottest Holiday Toy

Oct 25, 2010, 06:00 ET from Brookstone, Inc. from ,Parrot AR.Drone

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ --  

WHO/

WHAT

New York City-area residents are invited to experience hands-on flight training – flying a helicopter with their iPhone device – at the first Brookstone AR.Drone Flight School event. Brookstone, the only brick-and-mortar retailer where fans can see the AR.Drone fly, is teaming up with Parrot, the creators of the AR.Drone, to give people their first hands-on training and expert flight demonstrations with this year's hottest holiday gift—the AR.Drone.


The first quadricopter controlled by an iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad™ device, the Parrot AR.Drone combines real and virtual worlds to offer an unparalleled flight experience. A front camera broadcasts and streams what the AR.Drone is seeing onto the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad screen, providing an opportunity for augmented reality games.




WHEN/

WHERE:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brookstone's Rockefeller Center Store 1230 Sixth Avenue

(at 49th)

Schedule of Events:

Press-only viewing/training: 9:00am - 11:00am EST

Open to the public: 11:00am - 8:00pm

Busiest time for consumers: 1:00pm - 3:00pm




CONTACTS:

Brookstone:

Renee Martin, Martin Media

845-987-1665 (o)

845-325-2051 (c)


Additional Brookstone Products:

Kristina Lynch, TARA, Ink.

305-864-3434 x153 (o)

954-415-4639 (c)

Parrot/AR.Drone:

Tim Wieland, Airfoil Public Relations

248-304-1414 (o) / 734-476-6620 (c)


Angela Leon, Airfoil Public Relations

248-304-1445 (o) / 517-420-7775 (c)





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SOURCE Brookstone, Inc.; Parrot AR.Drone