The FAI and Freedom Drone Sports have signed a memorandum of understanding, as each look to interrupt new floor in drone racing.
Freedom Drone Sports will likely be a comparatively new title to anybody that’s been following the rising sport of drone racing with curiosity. Back in February, we reported on the group’s try to supersize what many had assumed will at all times be a miniature sport. Freedom Drone Sports’ largest promoting level is its measurement, with large quadcopters able to reaching related speeds to their hand-sized counterparts.
Now, Freedom Drone Sports has signed an settlement with the FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, in a transfer that may see the 2 organizations working collectively to assist develop drone racing in a accountable and protected method. It’s anticipated that it will embrace licensing pilots, creating guidelines of racing, certification of drones, observe design, social duty, gender equality and accredited coaching of all events, together with officers.
President of the FAI, Frits Brink, stated: “I am very happy to welcome our new collaboration with Freedom Drone Sports. Drone racing is a fast developing new air sports discipline, and the FAI is very pleased to be working together with new partners in this way. I look forward to seeing the first races and competitions, and watching the sport develop.”
Grantley Reed, Director of Operations of Freedom Drone Sports added: “The team at Freedom Drone Sports is honoured to be working with the FAI, achieving and maintaining confidence in the integrity of Drone Racing is the key to healthy future development.”
“As excited as we are in watching a group of 30 kg giant drones racing around a 3 dimensional track at 200 km/h at Freedom Drone Sports our focus is ‘more than just a racing drone’. Introducing aviation safety management systems, specification and certification of drones and equipment type, the development of race rules with standard operating procedures, licensing and accredited training of pilots, teams and officials, formalised track design, social responsibility and gender equality are all key elements we plan to implement prior to holding our first Freedom Class Giant Drone Race. ”
The FAI is answerable for sanctioning air sports activities competitors internationally, whereas Freedom Drone Sports is a industrial firm primarily based in Australia creating its large drones whereas advocating for pilot coaching, training and smart rules.
The transfer is a significant step in direction of the FAI recognizing Freedom Class Giant Drone Sports as a “dedicated air sports discipline” – one thing of a requirement if it desires to take its large drone present on the street at any level. Both the FAI and Freedom Drone Sports will cooperate on working collectively to assist set up this self-discipline. Who is aware of, it might develop into much more fashionable than common racing.
The problem for Freedom Drone Sports will likely be creating an setting in which its new self-discipline can flourish from the grass roots up, whereas the FAI will sanction competitions in the brand new class. The final objective for each will likely be an FAI-sanctioned World Championship Series.
Freedom Drone Sports will likely be current on the 1st FAI International Drone Conference and Expo (1-Three September 2017).