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

  • BDRA Bulletin 2023 #3 – Publishing of track layouts ahead of BQE Events
    Yesterday (Thursday 4th May) the BDRA Committee were contacted by a number of members who were concerned that a track layout was being shared ahead of a British Qualifying Event (BQE) within the Velocidrone simulator and felt that this was […]
  • BDRA Bulletin 2023 #2 – British Championships Announcement
    Public Announcement from the BDRA Committee The BDRA are pleased to announce that the 2023 Championships will be held on 16/17th September at BMFA Buckminster. The original intention was to hold the Championship at Barkston Heath in conjunction with other […]
  • BDRA Bulletin 2023 #1 – Rules Update
    With the first BQE event of 2023 taking place tomorrow with the Team over at Hull FPV Racing and Freestyle it seemed a prominent time to share the following pieces of information for the upcoming season: As always – any […]
  • F9U (Drone Racing) ‘Team GB’ Manager Announcement for 2023 Season
    After a robust application process, it is with great delight that the BDRA Committee wish to announce that David Allen (pictured above in full race regalia) has accepted the post of the F9U (Drone Racing) Team GB Manager for the […]
  • CALENDAR UPDATE: BDRA British Qualifying Events 2023
    As per one of our earlier posts, we have been taking bookings from interested race organisers and clubs to run British Championship Qualifying Events for the 2023 race season. As always, we have had a great initial response with many […]