The FAI Drone Racing World Cup concerns the F3U class (Radio Control Multi-rotor FPV Racing)
229 competitors are placed in the World Cup from 17 countries (AUT, BEL, CZE, DEN, ESP, FRA, GBR, HUN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RSA, SLO, SUI, SVK, USA)
Every person who competes in a FAI contest must have a valid FAI Sporting Licence according to FAI general rules. This requirement only concerns the competitors (FPV pilot) and not the helper of a FPV pilot.
Note 13 February 2017: More information on how to obtain the FAI Sporting Licence or a FAI Permission to compete shall be published shortly.
The official reference will be the FAI Sporting Licence database. So, it is strongly recommended that the organizer checks prior to the contest (as soon as a competitor registers for the contest) that each competitor is registered in the FAI Sporting Licence database with a valid licence or permission for the year.
Note: If an organizer is finally in the situation where some competitors are present without a valid FAI Sporting Licence (or FAI Permission ), then it is important that they do not compete for the World Cup contest. In that situation, the organizer may organize separate rounds for the competitors without a valid FAI licence, with specific results and placing different from the World Cup ones. It is important to assume that competitors without a FAI licence does not fly with those who have a FAI licence and who compete for the World Cup because in order to avoid a risk of protest arguing that the problem comes from a non valid competitor.
According to FAI Sporting Code Volume ABR paragraph B.4.3, the 3 members of the FAI Jury for an Open International event (including World Cup contests) must be from at least two different nations and have a common language. The jury must include at least one person approved by his own NAC and the other two members may be assigned by the organizer.
For contests which involve a single class (which is the case of the F3U World Cup contests), one or two jury members may be nominated from the competitors; in that case, an alternate jury member must also be nominated for each competitor jury member, to serve on the jury when considering any protest involving that competitor jury member. The members must be chosen so that at all times the jury meets the requirements of two different nations and common language.
The FAI Jury must submit a report within one month of the contest.
The official results and the report signed by the President of the FAI Jury must be transmitted to the World Cup Coordinator as soon as the contest is finished.
On the official results, it is necessary to mention precisely the following information: family name (in capital letters), first name, Junior when appropriate, country which has delivered the FAI sporting Licence and FAI Licence ID Number (as mentioned in the FAI Sporting Licence database).
Note: In FPV Racing, many competitors use a pseudo so take care to get their first name and family name (last name) as mentioned on their FAI Sporting Licence.
Bruno DELOR - firstname.lastname@example.org
In a contest, points for the World Cup will only be allocated if the competitors who have completed a flight are from at least three different countries.
The points to be allocated to competitors depend on the number (N) of competitors who have completed at least one flight in the event. Points are allocated to the competitors who have completed at least one flight in the event, according to their placing in the results, as defined in the rules.
The winner is awarded the title of the winner of the World Cup.
The top three best placed of the World Cup receive a FAI medal and a FAI certificate which are delivered during the CIAM Plenary Meeting of the following year (usually in April in Lausanne / Switzerland).