Drone Pilots Federation formed to sanction International Drone Racing
The Drone Pilots Federation, an international organization, announced on 13 April 2016 that they have been formed as a non-profit organization and neutral party to serve as a drone racing sanctioning body and as an educational and advocacy entity to assure the safe and responsible use of drones.
Drone racing, as a sport, at both the recreational and professional levels, is rapidly growing throughout the world and race pilots need to compete with an agreed upon set of rules, regulations, safety and technological standards that are the basis for the creation of the Drone Pilots Federation.
The Drone Pilots Federation will be a sanctioning body for the recently announced 2016 US Drone Racing Championships to be held in New York on Governors Island from Aug. 5 – 7th, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships to be held on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, from Oct 20 -22 at Kualoa Ranch, the site where the movie Jurassic Park was filmed.
The races will be live streamed by ESPN3 and following the events will be broadcast as a one hour special on ESPN.