UAS airplanes-helicopters. Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland - The event to be held in late 2017 or early 2018
FAI (the World Air Sports Federation) has issued a call for bids for the first "FAI World Drone Racing Championships", to be held in late 2017 or early 2018. Billed as the #1 Sport Series of the New Generation, the event will harness the international excitement and enthusiasm around drones (that can be airplanes but also helicopters without pilot at remote control, Ed note) in a four day world championships competition. It will see the world’s best Drone Racers compete for the most prestigious title in the sport – "FAI World Champion". The FAI is inviting bids from interested cities and venues around the world to host the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships in either the last quarter of 2017 or the first quarter of 2018 and to be held on an annual basis. The competition may be staged indoors or outdoors, and the concept is based on the rules framework that FAI has developed for Radio Controlled Drone Racing. Drone Racing lends itself to iconic locations, from historic castles to scenic landscapes, stadia, cultural centres or famous tourist landmarks. Chosen venues need to be challenging, safe and interesting and accessible for spectators. FAI medals will be awarded in several classes, included Individual, Junior, Female and Team.
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