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Aircraft. "1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships" awarded to Shenzhen

Lausanne, Switzerland - The event will take place in the first half of November 2018

FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, has chosen Shenzhen, China to host the "1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships" in the first half of November 2018. The FAI Executive Board decided to award the event to Shenzhen after a specially appointed committee evaluated the three qualifying bids from Albuquerque (USA), Barcelona (Spain) and Shenzhen (People's Republic of China). FAI President Frits Brink announced the decision at the "111th FAI General Conference" in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was founded in 1905 and is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Its activities include Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Airships, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Balloons, Drones, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Helicopters, Manpowered Flying, Microlights, Parachuting, Paragliding, Paramotors, Power Flying and all other Aeronautic and Astronautic sporting activities.

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