About the BDRA

The British Drone Racing Association is a not-for-profit organisation, run by FPV pilots, for FPV pilots. It exists:

  • To promote the sport of FPV multi-rotor racing
  • To protect the sport from elitism and promote a vision of total inclusion regardless of age, gender, ability or financial means
  • To have one set of rules, written by pilots for pilots, that ensure the sport remains safe, challenging and above all fun
  • To help new clubs and groups form by sharing the collective experience and expertise with all who seek it
  • To give all FPV pilots a voice and a chance to shape this exciting sport, guaranteeing its future for many years to come
  • To remain a collective of pilots who drive the sport for the love of the sport

We are recognised as a “Specialist Body” by the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) and we are tasked with promoting and developing the sport of FPV Racing in the UK, which we do in a number of ways:

  • We provide pilots with information and assistance when they want to find a club to join or to setup new ones
  • We offer an affiliated club programme for clubs who want to be part of a wider community of like-minded pilots
  • We provide affiliated clubs with support and equipment when they want to organise races and competitions
  • We listen to the community and value its contribution to the foundations of the sport

We have produced a set of rules through a consultation process that has drawn upon the collective experience of clubs and organisers, and we are working with the BMFA to incorporate them into their rules handbook. We will continue to refine and adapt them as the sport evolves, with the support and feedback of the pilot community.

We strive to protect the interests of British FPV Racers and work with organisations such as BMFA, BDF, OFCOM, CAA and FAI whose activities and decisions can affect our pilots and their capability to compete effectively in international competitions.

Recent News & Blog Posts

  • Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)
    Thursday 2nd February – 7:30pm
    Ahead of the season starting, based on feedback received at the AGM in October and from the 2022 season as a whole, the Committee are proposing some adjustments to the BDRA ruleset for the coming season. As per the BDRA […]
  • Team Manager Position – 2023 F9U World Drone Racing Championship
    Applications are invited to the post of Team Manager for the 2023 F9U World Drone Racing Championship, which will take place in Namwon, South Korea Oct 6–9 2023 – https://www.fai.org/news/wdrc-2023-korea The successful applicant will have a good working knowledge of all […]
  • 2023 British Qualifying Event (BQE) Applications
    The BDRA are now taking applications from race organisers to apply to host qualifying events for the 2023 season. Planned national-level, BDRA ran, events can be seen at the link below – so you may wish to avoid applications for […]
  • Sign up for 2023 Membership – Now Open!
    We are welcoming both new and existing members to join us for the upcoming 2023 season. Please do not leave it until the evening of your first event to sign-up – lots of information will be shared with 2023 members […]
  • BDRA British Championship 2022 Report
    The BDRA British Championships took place at BMFA Buckminster on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October. The Top 60 UK Pilots as ranked by qualifying events ran by either BDRA or their affiliated clubs were invited to compete – of […]