FAI and Freespace Drone Racing in new three-year drone sports agreement
FAI and Australian giant drone racing team Freespace Drone Racing have agreed to extend their coordinated efforts in the development of drone racing as a global sport.
The two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding that recognises the significant progress made by each party and outlines a three-year plan to integrate two giant drone classes into the FAI drone racing calendar.
Building a sustainable future for drone racing requires new pilots and fans. And this generation of sports fans are asking for exciting, short, evenly matched races held in quick succession, with loads of statistics and data to enhance the experience.
Freespace Drone Racing has made considerable technological progress in the development of giant drones designed to entertain the next generation of air sport fans.
The advances made include designing aircraft that can carry high definition camera systems, deliver real time telemetry, and offer advanced safety features such as stabilise, loiter, and “black box” recording, yet still accelerate from 0 to 100kph in less than 1 second.
FAI, meanwhile, has been working hard organising and promoting drone racing competitions and events around the world.
These include the FAI Drone Racing World Cup, now in its third year, the brand new 2018 FAI World Drone Racing Championships, taking place in Shenzhen, China from 1 to 4 November, and the 2018 FAI International Drones Conference & Expo.
Grantley Reed, Managing Director of Freespace Drone Racing, will be among the speakers at the FAI International Drones Conference & Expo, taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland from August 31 to September 2, 2018.