Good News: The First-ever World Drone Racing Championships in 2023

The World Air Sports Federation (FAI) has announced that it will host the first-ever World Drone Racing Championships in 2023. The event will feature national teams from around the world, with pilots competing in a series of races and challenges to determine the world champion.

FAI Members and other organisations and entities are being invited to bid to host the 2023 FAI World Drone Racing Championship. Interested organisations would work with their country’s NAC (National Airsports Control) to host this exciting event, which attracts global interest from a young audience.

The FAI is the governing body for all air sports, including drone racing, and has been working to promote the development and growth of the sport. The World Drone Racing Championships are seen as a major step forward in this effort, as they will provide a global platform for the best pilots in the world to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level.

The exact details of the event, including the location and specific format, have not yet been announced. However, the FAI has stated that it will work closely with national air sports organizations and drone racing leagues around the world to ensure a fair and exciting competition.

Overall, the announcement of the World Drone Racing Championships is a major milestone for the sport of FPV drone racing and is sure to generate a lot of excitement and interest among fans and competitors alike.

Antonis Papadopoulos, President of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM), comments: “Hosting an FAI World Drone Racing Championship is an exciting opportunity hold a high-visilbilty event which attracts a young, international audience who are active on social media and inspired to travel the world to follow and share their passion for this fast-growing sport. In particular, drone racing at night offers a spectacular show with truly impressive photo and media opportunities. ”


This year, the 2023 drone events promise to be exciting, with a range of not just the usual stodgy conferences, but plenty of drone-related sporting events, drone light show premieres, drone photography vacations and other industry events to be had.

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Drone Soccer National Championship: April 16

Utica, New York

There’s drone racing, but the next iteration in drone sports is drone soccer. Throughout the year, teams will have been playing in a variety of 2023 drone events including local exhibitions, scrimmages and matches. Then in March comes the regional championships. And 16 teams from Regional Championships will be invited to the National Championship race, set to happen at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York.

Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2023: May 3-5


This is the premiere drone conference for the Asia region, which will be held at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre. It’s held concurrently with IMDEX Asia 2023 and is set to feature thought leadership forums and a product showcase pavilion.

Learn more about Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2023 here.

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Mauritius Drone Photo Trip: October 1-7


This is the ultimate vacation for drone pilots.

Johan Vandenhecke, who does all things drone photography including taking aerial photos for hire and running an online drone photography class called Drone Adventurer Masterclass+ also offers drone photography trips throughout the year. They’re wildly popular; the May 2023 trip to Azores, which is Azores, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic, is already sold out.

But there are spaces left to fly your drone on the beautiful island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Vandenhecke’s 6-day trip takes you to the best spots to fly, while also offering up live workshops in the field and editing workshops in a private villa.

And it’s certainly a relaxing vacation that’s not just drones 24/7. You’ll dine on food cooked by a private chef, and other activities included are swimming with dolphins, swimming, quad biking and hiking.

Learn more about the trip here.

Drone Racing League’s MIAMI 3-0-FLY: February 25

Miami, Florida

Watch the world’s best drone pilots race the fastest drones in Miami as part of the Drone Racing League’s Championship event, Miami 3-0-FLY.

The race will transpire at Miami’s loanDepot park at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb, 25, 2023, transforming the baseball stadium into a video-game inspired, neon-colored aerial course.

Tickets are required to attend and start at $25 each, which can be purchased through the MLB’s website.

What 2023 drone events are on your calendar? Leave a comment below!

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