FAI Drone Sports
A new event format called 'FAI World Drone Racing Championship' has been defined in order to be better attractive for media. The FAI World Drone Racing Championship concept is based on a World Cup with two Series of events (Masters and Challenger), completed by the World Championship Grand Final at the end of the year.
Note: The 2018/2019 current ranking dated 1st Aril 2019 includes all 2018 World Cup events plus the Race Of Drones Oulu (code FIN) hold 12 March 2019 in Finland.
World Cup contests are considered as FAI second category events based on individual participation (no national team representing a NAC). Any person holding a valid FAI Sporting Licence or FAI Drone Permission can be eligible for the World Cup ranking.
MASTERS WORLD CUP SERIES
The aim is to have a limited number of events per year in the Masters Series (3 to 4) organized on different continents (America, Asia, Europe, ...) with guarantee of a high quality level for the competition, production for TV live steaming and broadcasting and presence of a large public.
The top placed competitors in the current World Cup ranking (based on a sliding 12 months period) will be invited to participate to each Masters Series event. More bonus points for the World cup ranking will be allocated in each Masters World Cup event in order to encourage those competitors to participate.
In addition, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed competitors in a Masters Series event will be directly qualified to participate as individual competitors to the World Championship Grand Final.
Note: Click on the link in the 'Event' column to access FAI database information for the concerned Masters Series event.
|Website and/or Facebook||Code|
|FAI North American Drone Masters||Hamburg, New-York (United States of America)||10-11 August||Masters USA|
|Jeju FAI World Drone Masters||Jeju (Korea)||4-6 October||Masters KOR|
CHALLENGER WORLD CUP SERIES
Two Challenger World Cup contests may be organized every year for any country. For a country which extends over more than three time zones, one Challenger World Cup contest may be organized within each time zone of the country with a maximum of four events for the country.
There are actually 22 Challenger World Cup contests from 17 different countries registered in the FAI Calendar for 2019.
Note: Click on the link in the 'Event' column to access FAI database information for a specific contest.
|Website and/or Facebook||Code|
|Race Of Drones Oulu||Oulu (Finland)||12 March||https://rod.oulu.com/||FIN|
|MajFlaj||Skopje (North Macedonia)||11-12 May||http://majflaj.mk||MKD-1|
|World Cup Drones FAI F9U El Yelmo||El Yelmo, Andalucía (Spain)||31 May-2 June||http://www.fiaelyelmo.com/drone-world-cup-el-yelmo-2019/||ESP-1|
|Seoul Drone Race World Cup||Seoul (South-Korea)||1-2 June||http://www.kfpvracing.com/||KOR-1|
|World Cup Latvia Drone Racing||Cesis (Latvia)||15-16 June||http://f9u.lv/||LAT|
|HellGate FPV Drone Cup Slovakia||Levice (Slovakia)||6-7 July||SVK|
|Partouche Drone Race World Cup||Forges-les-Eaux (France)||6-7 July||https://www.senart-multirotor-racing.com/worldcup||FRA-1|
|German Drone World Cup||Nördlingen (Germany)||13-14 July||https://team-noe.de/German-Drone-World-Cup-F9U/index.php/||GER-1|
|Grand Prix de France Drones Racing||Landres (France)||13-14 July||FRA-2|
|Belgium FAI Drone Racing World Cup||Gouy-lez-Pieton (Belgium)||20-21 July||BEL|
|Belarus Drone Racing World Cup||Minsk (Belarus)||3-4 August||BLR|
|4th Mitteldeutscher FPV Race Cup||Bitterfeld (Germany)||10-11 August||GER-2|
|Moscow Cup||Moscow Region (Russia)||17-18 August||RUS|
|UK Drone Racing Open International||Barkston Heath, Grantham (United Kingdom)||24-25 August||www.bdra.uk||GBR|
|F9U World Cup Italy||Magreta di Sassuolo, Modena (Italy)||7-8 September||ITA|
|EPFL Drone Racing Cup||Lausanne (Switzerland)||13-15 September||SUI|
|Mazovia Drone Racing||Warsaw (Poland)||14-15 September||POL|
|Daegu Drone RaceWorld Cup||Daegu City (South-Korea)||21-22 September||KOR-2|
|Lithuania Drone Racing World Cup||Vilnius (Lithuania)||21-22 September||LTU|
|Pam Cup||Plovdiv (Bulgaria)||21-22 September||BUL|
|Spanish Drone World Cup||Seville (Spain)||4-6 October||ESP-2|
|Phoenix Drone Racing||Prilep (North Macedonia)||12-13 October||http://fpvphoenix.prilepcup.info/||MKD-2|
Note: For any contest, all available documents (Bulletin - FAI Jury Report - Official results) may be uploaded in the 'DOCUMENTS' section at the bottom of this page.