Drone sports are growing as fast as ever with exciting initiatives springing up around the world!

Always pushing the limits of technology for velocity and agility, drone sports give spectators a glimpse into the world of tomorrow: incredible displays of skill, strategy and speed against a futuristic backdrop.

Drone Racing

FAI WORLD DRONE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

The FAI World Drone Racing Championship (WDRC) is the biggest competition of its kind, and offers an arena for the world’s elite drone racing pilots to pit their skills against one another.

The 2024 edition will take place in Hangzhou, China from 31 October 31 to 3 November.

FAI DRONE RACING WORLD CUP

The FAI Drone Racing World Cup made a happy come-back in 2022 with the victory of MinJae Kim of Korea and 2023 with the triumph of French pilot Killian Rousseau.

2024 is expected to see fast-rising figures once again. Stay tuned!

THE WORLD GAMES

The 12th edition of The World Games will take place from Thursday 7th to Sunday 17th August 2025 in Chengdu city, People's Republic of China, and will once again feature drone racing.

E-Drone Racing

The first FAI E-Drone Racing World Cup series launched in 2024, with registration open on 18 May 2024 and aims to introduce newcomers and gamers to the ultramodern world of drone racing, with its easily accessible format.

E-Drone racing is an online version of a physical drone race, accessible to a wide audience who can compete from the comfort of their favourite gaming chair, anywhere in the world.

Drone Soccer

Drone Soccer is also on a high trend with new competition concepts being tested in various countries.

Its addition to the Sporting Code as a provisional class in May 2019 prepared the ground for official competitions, and 2023 saw the first FAI Open International tournament registered to the FAI Events Calendar. FAI Open International tournaments in different countries are registered for the year 2024.

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Current events

22 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 Trofeo F9U World Cup Italia
Sumirago (VA),
ITA

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

31 Oct
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03 Nov 2024
2024 FAI World Drone Racing Championship
Hangzhou,
CHN

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

20 Jul
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2024
2024 Hong Kong International Drone Soccer Competition
Hong Kong,
HKG
20 Jul
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21 Jul 2024
2024 Drone Club Varna Cup
Varna,
BUL
27 Jul
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28 Jul 2024
2024 DX Racing Serbia
Bela Crkva,
SRB
07 Sep
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08 Sep 2024
2024 VII Trofeo Secchia F9U
Modena,
ITA
12 Sep
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14 Sep 2024
2024 Riyadh Drone Racing World Cup
Riyadh,
KSA
20 Sep
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21 Sep 2024
2024 Gaelic GP
Madrid,
ESP
21 Sep
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22 Sep 2024
2024 THSF İstanbul Drone Racing World Cup
Istanbul,
TUR
12 Oct
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13 Oct 2024
2024 Phoenix Drone Racing
Prilep,
MKD
24 Oct
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27 Oct 2024
2024 ASFC F9U World Cup Chongqing, China
Chongqing,
CHN
16 Nov
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2024
FAI Hong Kong Open Drone Racing Championship
Hong Kong,
HKG
25 Nov
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28 Nov 2024
2024 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Indoor Demonstration FPV Racing)
Pathum Thani,
THA

FAI Drone Permission for Drone Racing